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    Back Injury and Work Comp :(

    Hi everyone, I'm in my 20s and in nursing school. I have been working as a CNA in neuro ICU over 2 years. We have a lot of patients with traumatic brain injuries and are completely sedated that they are deadweight and patients who are down on one side or both sides. I have 9 patients assigned to me every shift, and there are times I'm assigned 18 patients. (It's crazy). I'm turning and boosting patients constantly and it's killing my back! I hurt my back and it has been painful the past 3 months. I went down to employee health, and they told me it's a muscle issue. I went to see a PT and chiropractor and they both have told me they think it's my disc. My lower back hurts a lot even walking, standing, sitting and lifting and my right leg is often numb. I also feel tingling in my right toes. Despite all these, my employer tells me that it's my muscle and that I don't need to get an MRI. They advised me to continue with PT and take 3 advils every 6 hours. But taking advils don't help much. And my manager hasn't been responsive with my injury either. What should I do? Thanks
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    Back Injury for 3 months

    Hi everyone, I'm in my 20s and in nursing school. I have been working as a CNA in neuro ICU over 2 years. We have a lot of patients with traumatic brain injuries and are completely sedated that they are deadweight and patients who are down on one side or both sides. I have 9 patients assigned to me every shift, and there are times I'm assigned up to 18 patients. (It's crazy). I'm turning and boosting patients constantly and it's killing my back! I hurt my back and it has been painful the past 3 months. I went down to employee health, and they told me it's a muscle issue. I went to see a PT and chiropractor and they both have told me they think it's my disc. My lower back hurts a lot even walking, standing, sitting and lifting and my right leg is often numb. I also feel tingling in my right toes. Despite all these, my employer tells me that it's my muscle and that I don't need to get an MRI. They advised me to continue with PT and take 3 advils every 6 hours. But taking advils don't help much. And my manager hasn't been responsive with my injury either. What should I do? Thanks
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    Neuro ICU CNA Injury

    Hi everyone, I'm in my 20s and in nursing school. I have been working as a CNA in neuro ICU over 2 years. We have a lot of patients with traumatic brain injuries and are completely sedated that they are deadweight and patients who are down on one side or both sides. I have 9 patients assigned to me every shift, and there are times I'm assigned 18 patients. (It's crazy). I'm turning and boosting patients constantly and it's killing my back! I hurt my back and it has been painful the past 3 months. I went down to employee health, and they told me it's a muscle issue. I went to see a PT and chiropractor and they both have told me they think it's my disc. My lower back hurts a lot even walking, standing, sitting and lifting and my right leg is often numb. I also feel tingling in my right toes. Despite all these, my employer tells me that it's my muscle and that I don't need to get an MRI. They advised me to continue with PT and take 3 advils every 6 hours. But taking advils don't help much. And my manager hasn't been responsive with my injury either. What should I do? Thanks
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