Back Pain Can Be Attributed to Whole Body Vibrations

Many farmers and ranchers suffer from chronic back pain.  It can be difficult to tell what the root of the pain is, especially for farmers and ranchers who have existing injuries.  According to a new article from Successful Farming, whole body vibrations from farm equipment may be the cause.

farmer with cap on looking under the hood of a green tractor.

Photo Credit: USDA from Successful Farming Magazine

Many cases of back pain can be attributed to whole-body vibration (WBV), which occurs when the shaking motion of a vehicle is transmitted through the body of the operator, potentially damaging the musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems.

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