Are R.N's prone to serious back injury? - page 3
Have any of you suffered from a back injury or worst on the job? Are there any precautions you are taught or given in nursing school or the job?:confused: :imbar :uhoh21:... Read More
Sep 22, '03~~ raising hand ~~
Been there, done that.
After a few years of heavy lifting, I ended up with a back injury. Completed 2 yrs of PT, and am now back to work...though I still have flare-ups every once in a while.
Sep 23, '03I currently am dealing with a herniated disc and muscle strain due to lifting (8 mo. and counting on "alternative duty"). On the floor I worked (ortho/neuro) it wasn't only the patients you had to worry about but the equipment too. At least the CPM's we use are very heavy and require 2 people to lift.