Newbie Driver Helper: lower back pain

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Piggie, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    hi, i just finished my first day as a driver helper. it was tough! my lower back hurts and i am wondering what did i do wrong? i know back safe, etc. and i did all that yet there is a sharp pain in my lower back.

    hopefully this is something that will go away as i was perhaps too energetic in wanting to "prove myself". :crying:

    any tips on dealing with back pain? how to avoid?

    also, any tips on going from seasonal to getting hired regular part time?

    thank you so much!

    ms. piggie
  2. diadlover

    diadlover New Member

    Hey Ms. Piggie,
    Your lower back pain is very common. Just ignore it and it'll go away. I recommend taking 6 or 7 tylenols during the day or if that doesn't help maybe buy some oxy off of a local street dealer. I think street prices will run you around $10 a pill but it's worth it. Let me know if you have anymore questions.


    P.S. I heard this joke once about Kermit's finger; is it true?
  3. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Wait until you wake up tomorrow morning. Every muscle your body will ache. Take plenty of Advil with you to work. Good luck. And talk to management about getting on after Christmas as a part-timer. Might not be a problem if your center is big enough.
  4. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    thank you for the good advice! :) i really appreciate it and i will buy the advil.

    have a good night- ms. piggie
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    While its often overlooked, your shoes have a direct impact on your lower
    Other tips, hot shower in the morning then stretch(or stretch in the shower)
    While starting up work, after 15-20 minutes of work(or when you feel warmed up) stretch again.
    Upon going home, shower & stretch again, don't just plop on the couch and pass out(its tempting I know)
  6. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    thank you for the shoe and stretching/hot shower tips. my shoes are not good; my feet hurt after just 4 hrs. i am going to look for proper footwear tomorrow.

    - miss piggie
  7. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    thank you so much. i am off to get some advil!
  8. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    you can do all the streching and wear the right shoes but, sitting in that jump seat alone will cause back pain.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The only cure for back pain is retirement
  10. retirment oxys

    diad.. if i send u money will u send me 10$ oxys?
    they will be my new pensions cuz your like 4x to cheap.
  11. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    My back used to hurt all the time, and I finally figured it out that it was a result from my mattress being to soft. My wife and I got a Select Comfort, (I know you all know what those are, I deliver about 2 a month) and ever since that, my back has been good. After I figured it was my mattress that was too soft, I slept on the floor for about 3 days, before my wife told me that was it, and we went out and got the new bed.
  12. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    shoes, shoes and more tennis shoes.
  13. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    hahaha! my god, what were they thinking when they designed that jump seat and then with the door open; it's a liability...

    ms. piggie
  14. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    haha. good one! my only problem is i can't retire yet as i have only worked two days. haha...

    ms. piggie
  15. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    yes... uh, diad's "advice" was bizarre to say the least!

    miss piggie
  16. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    thank you. very good advice! i appreciate it.

    ms. piggie
  17. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    any personal favs? brand? thanks. have a good weekend!

    ms. piggie
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Rockies, you can buy them on Ebay for 50% less than retail. Lift with your legs never your back. Never lean over to pick anything up, no matter what the weight. Advil is great, but it can mask the pain that tells you are doing something wrong. If it is only muscle pain, it will go away through developing the muscles you are using. Over use of Advil is bad on your kidneys. Drink plenty of fluids. Ankle support shoes are a good option.
  19. diadlover

    diadlover New Member

    In all my 44,132 days on this planet I have never been more insulted. Please sleep well tonight because I won't.
  20. Piggie

    Piggie New Member

    thank you for providing me with the brand name and the ebay suggestion. all your tips are very helpful. THANKS!

    ms. piggie