Recently I injured my back at work( cna; hmmm wonder why). we are frequently short staffed and it is a walk in paradise when we do have enough aides to do the work and get help if we need it. It was friday night and I knew I should have gotten help but when you have 17 residents and multiple call lights going off you don't have time to mess around. Prior to my partner coming in at nearly 6:30, I had the hall to myself. Point is I couldn't find my partner, I know there's no sense in bothering the nurses cause they don't feel that it is their job and so I still had to get these residents in bed to take care of them, we have deadlines to get work done, along with vitals and weights. In fact a nurse will hunt you down when your in the middle of something like feeding to go clean up poop or take someone to the bathroom. So now my back hurts pretty bad but I can still walk. Yesterday I came to work back was hurting. It popped friday night and then again as I started rounds sunday. all i did was bent over to see if someone needed changed it popped and sorta snapped again and it was hard to straighten up after that. I took some advil and just tried to work it off and finish my resident care but all the while my back was very stiff, pain coming down both legs and weakness in my arms. today the pain is tolerable but it's hard to sit any length of time and it's hard after laying down to get up. they asked me about body mechanics and lectured me about not getting help and also were upset cause i've missed work recently due to illness and now had to miss today, well i had to leave early last night. my question is should i see a doctor, is this my own fault, and can i loose my cna license? i don't want to be viewed as a trouble maker. the other girls tend not to get help so i got the impression that i should have been able to move these residents myself. As for their safety i will go out on a limb and allow them to fall on me or use all my might to let them arrive safely to the toilet, bed, or wheelchair. i'd rather hurt myself then see a resident get hurt. but now i don't know what to do, light duty consists of passing out snacks for a couple hours twice a week. will it be hard going for another job after getting work comp. involved? i think they'll find some fault now to get rid of me. what can i do?