Ouch! Ophthalmologists More Prone to Neck and Back Pain

Ophthalmology Business—December 1, 2015

Contributing writer for Ophthalmology Business, Vanessa Caceres writes about why ophthalmologists experience more neck and back pain at work and provides necessary steps physicians should take to work more ergonomically.

"Physicians are prone to neck and back pain due to long hours and awkward postures in the OR," said Julia Doty, OTR/L, CHT, an occupational therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery. "Often, equipment in the OR is not adjusted to promote neutral spine postures." Doty suggests that to avoid back in in the OR, a physician's shoulders "should be relaxed, not hiked up, when operating."

To read the full article, visit Digital.OphthalmologyBusiness.org.


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