back injuries??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nphld, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. nphld

    nphld New Member

    any pkg drivers working after recovering from a back injury or back surgery??how long was recovery and how do you feel now??thx guys!
  2. brown138

    brown138 New Member

    I had a ruptured disk in 98'.
    They removed my L5 disk...
    Its been 11 yrs and I've had no
    problems. Was back at work in 6 weeks.
  3. RanMan

    RanMan New Member

    I had 2 disc replaced in my neck 2 years ago. c5 and c6. No problems since then. I missed 3 weeks and 4 days of work. My sup did a great job of keeping my stop count low so I didnt have to work very hard for a month.
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have had strains but never anyting to keep me out for more than 2 weeks. It's been a while and I hope it stays that way.
  5. iamhuge

    iamhuge Banned

    Back surgery 1991. Out 2 months, but i was young. Had to stop playing softball. Swinging the bat hurts. STill hurts at times, but never missed work because of it. Still go to gym regularly, hense my hugeness.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    A friend of mine missed a total of 4 1/2 years with 2 back surgerys. He is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to work comp rules. UPS wrote him off many times thinking he would never return to work. He retired May 29th with 31 years after spending the last year and a half on comp--- again.:surprised: Although some thought he was a comp abuser I wouldn't have traded places with him for anything---especially after seeing the baggie full of stainless steel rods and screws they took out of him between his 1st and second operation.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    a constant problem.
    For me just walking is a luxury.
  8. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    I was out or on light duty several times for two to three months. I have a herniated disc. I was sent to physical therapy and also have had steroid injections.

    Since tranferring to feeders I have not had any real problems on the job. I have felt a little strained when dealing with the dollys but other than that, I am fine.

    Sometimes, I do come close to throwing my back out by doing the simplest things, like bending a little to get my socks out of my dresser drawer for example. But if I stop what I am doing when I feel the slightest little twinge of pain, I am ok.

    So far.
  9. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    Just back spasms though they're getting better now :D
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Move your socks to a higher drawer.

    You're welcome.
  11. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Microdiscectomy on a herniated disc (L5) in 96. Off work about 8 weeks after the surgery. Have only had trouble a handful of times since then. I still have a series of stretches I do that help when it is bothering me.
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm out now because of 3 bulging discs that cause inflammation around the sciatic nerve where it come out of the spine. This causes severe pain and numbness in my leg and I loose nearly all the strength in my leg. It's not a constant pain but when this happens I can't walk. I've been out since the middle if January. If the Doctors and Liberty Mutual would get their ****** together we might could do something to help.
  13. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    I feel for you TRP,,, Ive been through similar with neck discs,,, lost power and feeling in my arm both times.... hope things get better
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Trp i have two bulging discs and 1 herniated disc, l4 and s1 are bulging while l5 is herniated.

    I went and saw a chiro specialist who strapped me to a table that bent my body to relieve the pressure. I was off work about 2 months and while it flares up from time to time it still beats having surgery on the back.

    Get an attorney to help speed things up. Thats the only thing liberty mutual understands. They are moving slow because over time your injury will start to heal itself.
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member