Backs have been malfunctioning for millennia. A recent papyrus discovery shows that Egyptians puzzled over back pain 3500 years ago. Hippocrates pondered it some 900 years later. And it’s apparent from recent studies that present-day researchers also find the condition perplexing.
The Ergonomics Report
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2005-09-14.