Nurse welcome life, they encourage the mother as she delivers her first child. They accompany people and their loved ones as life ends. Nurses care for people at their most vulnerable moments. Nurses improve the lives of their patients, often while sacrificing their own personal lives, and bodies – especially their backs.
Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor, nursing is number six on the list of occupations most prone to strains and sprains and most prone to back injury? Nurses spend their long days standing on their feet and frequently lifting people.
A total of 20 percent of nurses ask to be transferred to a different unit or position and eight percent of nurses actually leave their job due to back problems, according to the American Nurses Association.
If you hurt your back, you might find yourself suddenly in pain, and this pain can last for six weeks, three months or develop into a chronic problem. The Mayo Clinic identifies six major ways that you can injure your back:
A back injury is painful, and can cause nurses to become the patient. While nurses are a high risk group, anyone can develop back pain on the job.
If you or your loved one has injured their back due to their occupation, you probably have questions about the way forward with your medical bills and situation at work. It might be a good idea to contact a worker’s compensation lawyer to see if you can file a worker’s compensation claim to safeguard your rights while you recover from your back injury before you become a patient for life.