Backs shot SOS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rad, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Rad

    Rad New Member

    Long story short my backs :censored2:ed mate. Love the job and environment get along well with everyone don’t wanna lose it . Actually enjoy the workout I get . But yeah I’m not sure how bad but my back is in some solid pain ... can I miss during peak to try and heal ? Workman’s comp is out of play (may or may not engage in the green occasionally) any advice helps don’t wanna have to not work with UPS anymore :/
  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I thought weed cured everything?
  3. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Seriously? Don't want to go on workers comp cause you do drugs ?
  4. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Chiropractor is one option. Maybe even a massage therapist. I mean a real deep tissue massage, and not the type of "massage" given by that old Asian lady, who you pay extra for a happy ending.
  5. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

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  6. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Use sick time and/or fmla. My experience with back pain is if it's not so bad that you are in the ER or urgent care right this second, then pop some advil, get the time off work, see a doctor to make sure it isn't really serious. If it's a muscle or tendon injury, it will hurt for a while, and can take around a year to heal. Try to carry on as normal as you can, if you lay around waiting for it to feel better, your muscles will atrophy and you will reinjure yourself if you try to go full speed right away.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Go to the gym.
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  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Listen knucklehead, if you got hurt as a result of your shift at UPS, then report the injury to your supervisor. Don’t listen to them cry about their numbers, you may have a serious injury that requires many levels of care. Don’t be a pansy, go on Comp if you got hurt at work.
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  10. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

    May or may not? LOL. Pretty sure you lose your job if you mess up and get tested. Be careful out there!
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  11. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Tough it out
  12. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    May or may not? Too high to remember??
  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    What is your doctor's medical evaluation of your injury ?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

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  16. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    wat do da weed got to do wit da comp?
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    He may (or may not) have been high. ;)
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  18. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    See doctor - don't mess around with back (cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine).
    Doctor determines if pain is:
    • Muscular
    • Neurological (includes structural)
    Ask to see Physical Therapist
    • Stretching
    • Exercise including core strengthening

    Follow the instructions provided by physical therapist for the remainder of your life.​

    Our bodies will age and we can't stop aging damage.
    Our bodies will develop wear and tear.
    We can strengthen known weak areas proactively or after pain/injury.

    Also, don't sit on wallet when driving.
    Check your shoes for wear.
    Find a machine for shoe insert recommendations.

    And all those Safety Instructions...body movements...MAKE them part of your life, everyday, at home and work.

    All those people who claim working safe slows you down, you're wrong.
    Develop a habit and do it all the time.

    Don't TWIST!
    Move your feet. It is called PIVOTING!!!
    Suck that gut in and make core strong.

    Stay hydrated, work safe and remember to never trust people on the side of road.
    If you can't see cord trailing to ears, they maybe using Bluetooth earbuds.​

    Remember, a phone is more important than looking when crossing street.
    Kiss that goodbye.
    The days of pedestrian looking, left, right, left before stepping into street is history.

    The sermon is over...
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  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  20. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

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