Danielle Pedneault i injured my back yes...

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I injured my back yesterday doing a physical agility test for a NYS Job. I am very proud that I PASSED the test and then had to pretend like I wasn't in pain until I got to my car. SO I guess lifting a 120lb dummy for 5 seconds is a bit much. I must have lifted it wrong. I went to my chiropractor with in 3 hours of the injury. He just looked at me like what did u do now. So I am in excruciating pain and basically not mobile. This sucks. I was told to ice it for 20 mins and off for 40 and repeat for 3 hours.

  • Vickie H.
    Vickie H.

    So sorry Danielle, that really sucks. Hope you heal fast! But congratulations on passing the test!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Morey B.
    Morey B.

    yeah... but you passed the test. congrats!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Amanda N.
    Amanda N.

    I'm so sorry Danielle. As a person with a bad back myself, I know how infuriating this can be. I hope you heal quickly. Don't rest too much. The key I've heard is to change positions frequently. I'm also a fan of warm baths with epsom salts.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kevin V.
    Kevin V.

    Gotta agree with amanda about the epsom salts.. Ice.. heat.. repeat.. maybe throw an anti-inflammatory in there someplace.. Hope you feel better soonest.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Liz D.
    Liz D.

    Yikes! Congrats on passing the test, get some rest.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany H.

    Oh dang! I'm sorry you hurt your back. Feel better soon, Danielle.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Suresh S.
    Suresh S.

    Ouch! Take good care Danielle and rest and mebbe a relaxant at bedtime to ease that muscle spasm - you can rest with the pride n satisfaction that u aced your test - hats off

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Anita M D.
    Anita M D.

    Oh so sorry for the pain - what kind of job requires that kind of test!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Keith H.
    Keith H.

    Good job on the test, and bummer on the pain.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Kathy
    Kathy

    Ditto.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Danielle P.
    Danielle P.

    Thanks... I'm happy that I already had a bad back so I didn't need to go to a dr to get pain meds. I took ibuprofen 600mg and 4mg of Zanafex at the same time and that seems to do the trick along with Ice and rest. I am starting to feel a little better. Its not hurting as much as it did yesterday.
    And the job is working in a State group home for the disabled. I had to do a 3 min step test on a 9 inch step, walk up and down

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Danielle P.
    Danielle P.

    a flight of stairs, unlock and pass thru a door and then unlock the other side and come back again, drag a 160lb dummy 5 feet stop and repeat a 2nd time, then I had to lift the 120lb dummy to release tension from the rope for 5 seconds. (then I hurt my back) then I had to do CPR compression on a CPR dummy for 3 minutes.

    Yes its a state job so they make u jump through hopes to get the job.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alfred H.

    I hope your back feels better soon, Danielle! Congrats on passing the test!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Barbara K.
    Barbara K.

    Oh no...feel better! Congrats on the test!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Danielle P.
    Danielle P.

    Thanks... My back is getting better SLOWLY

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Candee G.
    Candee G.

    O NO Hope you feel better

    over 2 years ago Like1 person