Chronic Pain Presentation Ergonomics. Will Inkley, Corrin Porter, Ben MacPherson, Kevin McCrae, Chana Martins. What is Chronic Pain?. Chronic pain was previously defined as pain lasting longer than 6 months.
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Chronic Pain PresentationErgonomics
Will Inkley, Corrin Porter,
Ben MacPherson, Kevin McCrae,
Neurology is the scientific study of the nervous system, which includes the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Understanding neurology and neural pathways in the human body is important for developing an understanding of chronic pain.
Some common syndromes are:
Five tests to be administered
The Goal of improving the workplace is too achieve greater performance and decrease the symptoms of chronic pain. Ergonomic adjustments are necessary for a healthy workplace and dealing with chronic pain.
The following adjustments can be made:
Use task rotation.
Chronic pain is associated with overuse injuries, therefore performing different tasks during the day to avoid undue stress and repetition.
Use work enlargement.
Combine jobs of different motion patterns. This process might require redesigning the workplace
Dealing with work areas that involve levels of vibration
Vibration can be very detrimental to chronic pain suffers and can increase there level of pain.
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