I'm in school to be an RN and I'm CNA for the time being. I recently got a back spasm and my back still hasn't healed and its been two weeks. Here's the problem i like being a CNA and helping the residents but I hate transferring. My nursing home has heavy residents and they don't help at all while transferring and sometimes I have to transfer myself and I'm only so big. All the rest of the CNA's transfer by themselves no problem. We only have one hoyer lift and we have to share with the other hall and sometimes we have no choice and other CNA's look at me crazy when i ask for their help. My back sometimes ache after transferring these people. Do you have to transfer in all CNA jobs? I look online to practice proper body mechanics but its still not working. Any advice??