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

  1. by   RN~in~CT
    ~~ 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.
    I 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.
  3. by   BadBird
    Yes, just ask my neurosurgeon.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    Originally posted by BadBird
    Yes, just ask my neurosurgeon.
    Dittos, Badbird.