The incidence of chronic neck and shoulder pain increases with age, but sometypes of working can leave workers more prone to the condition, suggests astudy. Scientists in France studied a random sample of male and female workers bornin 1938, 1943, 1948, and 1953, with 21,378 people interviewed. They found the prevalence of chronic neck and shoulder pain increased withage and was more frequent among women. Repetitive working under time constraints, awkward work for men andrepetitive work for women all contributed to the development of thesedisorders, independently of age. But psychosocial factors also seemed to play a role in both the developmentand disappearance of chronic neck and shoulder pain, and the data did not showspecific interactions between age and working conditions, the scientists found.Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2002;59:537-544 Comments are closed. Psychosocial factors relevant in neck disordersOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.