Hi, I am a 5' 2" pre-nursing student with scoliosis and I am sooo scared that I will damage my back even worse in this field. Do any of you with scoliosis wear something underneath your scrubs? Thank you for all answers and suggestions.
As per the terms of service we cant offer medical advice....nurses use their back muscles a lot. I would check with your MD/PCP/specialist to see if you would benefit for and assistive devices/braces. I hurt my back lifting a patient with a hydrolic lift (hoyer lift) when I was 18 and have had surgery with internal fixation. I went to a physical therapist and got back strengthening exercises for my back and learned meticulous lifting techniques.
I wish you the best.
Apr 18, '13
I have scoliosis that is severe but it doesn't bother me much. If you're concerned talk to your doctor. Make sure it is safe for you to perform lifting and pulling. We aren't able to tell you much about your situation.
Apr 18, '13
I think it depends on the person. I have it as well and mine never bothers me as a CNA... I'm not too worried as a nurse it bothering me.
Jul 16, '13
I have discovered that I have, mine has been progressively getting worse since I have become an RN. I am now having hip pain as well the doc thinks I have a tear in my hip as well.