I wasn't sure if this was the correct forum to post this in. I am currently a student taking pre-requisites in order to apply for a nursing school. I feel that I have an ok understanding of the responsibilities of a nurse, and feel that I am a good match to fit these duties, and I am really excited to become a nurse, but there has been one thing that has been worrying me lately. Well, I would consider myself in pretty good shape, but in the last year or so, I have thrown my back out a couple times. This is the first time in my 20+ years that i have experienced any sort of injury that has seemed to be so reoccurring. I've gone to seek advice from doctors, but have just received the same old, ibuprofren and rest advice. My question is how physically demanding is it to be an RN. I know that there are very many different avenues that nurses may pursue. Any description from any field would be great. Thank you.