Do Ophthalmologists Suffer From Neck and Back Pain More Than Other Doctors?

February 16, 2012

Feb. Ophthalmology: Researchers compared family practice doctors to ophthalmologists, and found a much higher incidence of musculoskeletal problems like neck pain, lower back pain and wrist pain in the eye doctors. We all know this from experience, and I am always reminding residents to straighten their back and adjust their chairs when they see patients. As we doctors are forced to see more patients and work longer hours, this problem will become an epidemic.

 

 

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  1. Dr Mark Cherny on February 16th, 2012 6:14 am

    I agree wholeheartedly. Ergonomics are is the greatest omission from ophthalmology training. When we are young and starting out we compromise our bodies with poor posture due to I’ll designed consulting room equipment, and ignorance…. but it catches up with us……
    We must all peruse an education in thus area…. And spend the time and money to get the right chairs, tables and exam room and operating theatre fit out to preserve our health and prolong our careers.

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