Navigation Links
Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent
Date:5/14/2008

Office staff who took part in an eight-month workplace initiative reported that headaches and neck and shoulder pain fell by more than 40 per cent and their use of painkillers halved, according to research published in the May issue of Cephalalgia.

They also reported that pain levels were less severe at the end of the study than at the start.

Italian researchers compared 169 staff in Turins registry and tax offices with 175 colleagues who hadnt taken part in the educational and physical programme. Using daily diaries completed by both groups, they compared the baseline results for months one and two of the study with months seven and eight to see if there had been any changes. The study group started following the programme in month three.

They found that:

  • At the start of the study, staff in both groups reported an average of six headache days a month and seven and a half days when they were affected by neck and shoulder pain. They needed to take analgesic drugs two days a month.

  • By the end of the trial, staff in the study group reported that they suffered from 41 per cent fewer headaches, with staff in the control group reporting a negligible rise of 0.02 per cent.

  • Study group staff also reported 43 per cent less neck and shoulder pain, compared with staff in the control group who reported a five per cent reduction.

  • When it came to medication, the study group reported a 51 per cent reduction in analgesic use and the control group reported a fall of 15 per cent.

  • Subjects with anxiety or depression showed a better than average response when compared with the rest of the study group.

The researchers were also keen to see whether the workplace initiative also reduced the global burden of the employees headaches and neck and shoulder pain, which is calculated by multiplying intensity by frequency. They found that:

  • Employees in the stu
    '/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Sam Westover to Serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Sonic Innovations
2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Names New Chief Medical Officer
3. American College of Surgeons Breaks Ground on New Office Building on Capitol Hill
4. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
5. U.S. Patent Office Allows Another Significant VNUS Patent
6. Three-Day Strike by Hundreds of Security Officers at Kaiser Hospitals Succeeds in Raising Red Flag About Unfair Labor Practices
7. Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend, Authorizes Share Repurchase Program and Announces Election of New Officers
8. NUCRYST Appoints David B. Holtz as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
9. Hillenbrand, Inc. Names Joe A. Raver President and Chief Operating Officer of Batesville Casket Company
10. KePROs Chief Medical Officer to Deliver Clinical Keynote Address
11. Got Milk? Campaign Will Recognize and Reward Moms for Their Role as the Familys Chief Health Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... The American Academy of Thermology ... internationally peer-reviewed Guidelines were prepared by members of the AAT as a guide ... patients with dental-oral and systemic health-related complaints. , Thermography is a non-invasive ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Representatives with Health Food Grocers today announced ... ‘Ask a Nutritionist’ feature on our website is a free service to our community ... and spokeswoman for Health Food Grocers. , Health Food Grocers’ website offers a variety ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... According to an opinion piece published July 28 by the ... one pound of weight loss may not be accurate. While this system may work for ... of fat varies – based both on the individual and at what point that person ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Pitt Researchers to Monitor ... of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are leading a five-year, $5 million initiative to ... , A cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... and the largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, has officially opened the ... for 11 awards in the following categories:, ,     Brand ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:American Academy of Thermology (AAT) Publishes First-Ever Guidelines for Oral-Systemic Thermography 2Health News:American Academy of Thermology (AAT) Publishes First-Ever Guidelines for Oral-Systemic Thermography 3Health News:Health Food Grocers Launches "Ask a Nutritionist" Service 2Health News:Health Food Grocers Launches "Ask a Nutritionist" Service 3Health News:Article Dispelling Weight Loss Myth Correctly Emphasizes the Complicated and Difficult Nature of Weight Loss, Says Dr. Michael Feiz 2Health News:$5M Effort to Guide Use of HIV Prevention Meds in Africa 2Health News:$5M Effort to Guide Use of HIV Prevention Meds in Africa 3Health News:$5M Effort to Guide Use of HIV Prevention Meds in Africa 4Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 2Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 3
... , , WASHINGTON, July 30 ... employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according ... Act of 2009 released this week by ... Heritage commissioned The Lewin Group , a highly ...
... ... ... shows that men and women who are divorced or widowed have an increased chance of ... , ,The study, which appears in the September issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior, ...
... , WASHINGTON July ... and Commerce Committee to prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients for ... President Robert J. Gould praised an amendment offered by Rep. ... being crafted by the Committee. Her amendment would eliminate cost-sharing ...
... a big role in immune response, study finds, , THURSDAY, ... down there with the appendix, the spleen isn,t exactly known ... fine without it. , But new research suggests the spleen ... thought. , In mice, scientists found, the spleen serves as ...
... , - New NMA President to ... , LAS VEGAS, July 30 Delivering her inaugural ... Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA, shared her plans to focus on ... is the nation,s premier organization for African American physicians. , ...
... , SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30 ... and green products for the home and body, today announced the ... of the proceeds from the sale of the box to cancer ... is a truly helpful gift when a friend or loved one ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Millions of Virginians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows 2Health News:Study Shows Divorced, Widowed Adults Have Increased Health Risks 2Health News:Study Shows Divorced, Widowed Adults Have Increased Health Risks 3Health News:Eliminate Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services, Partnership Urges House Committee 2Health News:Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease 2Health News:National Medical Association Installs 110th President at Las Vegas Convention 2Health News:Living Green Marketplace Announces the Cancer Care Wellness Box to Bring Comfort to Cancer Patients During Medical Treatment 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 /OFF HOLD OFF ... PIV757417 The following release: "Biotech Advancements Coupled with ... & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound ... Aug 2015 12:30 GMT Cooperative research ... research and top-tier universities for identifying biotech solutions ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Fla. , Aug. 3, 2015  Charleston ... initiation of its second clinical development program with ... candidate, CL-H1T.  CL-H1T contains fast-dissolving ... being developed as a treatment for migraine headache ... "Many patients with migraine headaches also ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Israel , August 3, 2015 ... it received the statistical analysis of results from a study ... the BVX-005 phase II trial which took place in 2012, ... not exist at the time of the study- in particular ... the epidemic in the United States ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 2/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 3/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 4/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 5/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 6Charleston Laboratories, Inc. Initiates Patient Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of Charleston's Second Product, CL-H1T 2Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 2Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 3
Ascent Primary Knee System with cruciate retaining, posterior stabilized and constrained components...
The revision knee system for severe joint deterioration with insufficient ligament support....
The Natural-Knee Family is a complete range of interchangeable, anatomically-designed implants with over 14 years of proven clinical results....
The GENESIS II* Total Knee System will define the state of knee implants....
Medicine Products: