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back injury
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I had a lumbar fusion last month l4-l5. my job requires a lot of heavy lifting a lot of bending , twisting, over head work .will I be able to go back to that type of job with doing other damage
 
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#2
It's great to be positive, but I think your heavy lifting days are over with. The thing with fusions is (which I'm sure the surgeon may have discussed with you) you have to treat your back with respect because usually this creates more stress on the disc above and below the fusion. Once they figure your healed they will give you perm restrictions on weight, bending, twisting e.t.c.

This is something that you will have to discuss with your DR. You might want to consider a job change to protect your back from further damage.
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#3
I agree.
find out about your chances of returning to work as soon as you can. contact your employer about lighter work. check out your benefits-some states offer vocational rehabilitation help.
age, body type, type of injury, and overall physical condition play a big roll in how complete your recovery will be.
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THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(10-30-2013, 09:15 PM)bronco54501 Wrote: It's great to be positive, but I think your heavy lifting days are over with. The thing with fusions is (which I'm sure the surgeon may have discussed with you) you have to treat your back with respect because usually this creates more stress on the disc above and below the fusion. Once they figure your healed they will give you perm restrictions on weight, bending, twisting e.t.c.

This is something that you will have to discuss with your DR. You might want to consider a job change to protect your back from further damage.

 
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#5
thanks for the information but I thanks its going to be hard for a 57 year that has done this kind of job for almost 38 years
 
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(10-30-2013, 09:56 PM)rickandsandy Wrote: thanks for the information but I thanks its going to be hard for a 57 year that has done this kind of job for almost 38 years

This will change things a little, but the first thing that is number 1 is your heath and healing. Now, are they paying you ttd bennifits...? Do you have a attorney, You may want to consider talking to a few wc attorneys to see what they say, and to protect your rights..
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