Horrible back pain at the worst time.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SubPop79, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. SubPop79

    SubPop79 Member

    All last week I had horrible upper back pain between my right shoulder blade and spine, which progressed this weekend to the point of shooting pains up my neck and down my right arm sporadically. It started out minor and got worse. It even got worse this weekend despite not being physically active at all.The pain is there no matter my posture, and gets worse with movement.

    Tonight is going to be a :censored2: show because of the 3 day weekend and Labor Day sales. I know if I go to work I'm going to :censored2: it up even further. I'm out of vacation time and sick days and my supervisors are the most unaccommodating people I've ever met. I told them last week that my back was in pain and I needed help loading but they insisted I suck it up and power through and not be a pusillanimous.

    What should I do? I can't make it to a doctor until Thursday.
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You've gotta go to a doctor TODAY. I wouldn't believe you either if you told me you were in excruciating pain, but oh by the way you can't go to the doctor until Thursday. It doesn't make sense
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  3. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    tell them it happened at work, when they ask why you didn't report it tell them you told them and they told you to suck it up. tell them you want to go to the doctor and they will take you. oh and if something is wrong w ur back the sups that told you to suck it up will probably get fired.
  4. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Tell your sup NOW, or as soon as you see them you hurt yourself at work, remember the exact incident that caused it, and go to the work comp dr
  5. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Tell your center manager the situation, forget the PT sups. Only those clowns could get away with calling a union worker a pusillanimous.
  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Not busting chops, but what if his doctor can't see him til Thursday? Shouldn't he go to a company doctor anyway? Idk
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He can go to a clinic or to the ER if he has to. Frigid was right-----if he waits until Thursday it will appear that he is not really hurt.
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  8. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I gotta say working here for so long , I would also recommend going to doctor immediately , same day for sure, if yours can't get you in , go to one of those emergency care no appointment needed places. Then see your own doctor afterwards. Don't wait any longer.
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  9. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    If you told them you were hurt you need to have everything documented. Talk to your steward and tell him exactly what went on and share your documentation with him/her. If they refuse you medical that is bad on their part. Contact a lawyer if need be. If your truly hurt don't gamble your health for a pt sup that hasn't got a M.D. degree. Make them get you medical attention.
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    All he needs is a chiropractor. A reputable one. My sons need it for baseball. After they gain speed on their pitches. Repetitive motion causes back misalignment
  11. brownman87

    brownman87 New Member

    Just came back from the same injury as yours. Took me a 14 months. DO NOT mess with it. Workers comp will play the game with you but you have to fight to get the treatment. My doctor fought with me and now I feel 99% better. Again DO NOT mess with it...Best of luck
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You find another doctor to go to. Whether that be urgent care or a walk in clinic. Something. Yes going to your own doctor is fine, but I can tell you right now, when you tell them your back hurts and you waited a week they're not going to believe you. I know if I was in excruciating pain I'd find the nearest MD to get it straightened out.
    Never thought I'd see that.
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Chiropractors are nothing but quacks. They are not doctors and have no real science behind their practice.
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  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You need to switch chiropractors if this is the way you feel about them. A good chiropractor can work miracles dealing with aches and pains.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    When it comes to an actual injury, there's is absolutely nothing that a chiropractor does which would help that injury heal. They are more like a used car salesman trying to sell you a pos Yugo like it's a Ferrari.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    A good physical therapist would probably be a better route.
  17. Jordan8021

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  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Rub some dirt on it and keep working!

    Plan B, is a happy ending to loosen everything up.
  19. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Ahh a nice old fashioned!!