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Dealing with Back Pain in Law Enforcement

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Studies show that, while only 8% of police officers had back pain before joining the force, this rose to 62% afterwards (Shea, J. & Poliquin, C. (2011). Fighting Low Back Pain in Crime Fighters. Retrieved from A further study reported 86% of participating officers suffered from lower back problems (Anderson, G., Zutz, A. & Plecas, D. (2011). Police Officer Back Health. The Journal of Criminal Justice Research). This can lead to sick leave, surgery and officers quitting the force due to disabling back injuries. It is, therefore, a problem that needs to be resolved. Typical Causes Lower back pain...

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