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I work late I change and transfer patients. And I get back pain in the middle of my back and when I go home I go straight to bed, what can help me?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Review lifting.
Transferring patients is a tough job.
The first thing that i would suggest is to review the proper techniques for transferring patients. This may require your to work with a physical therapist who can help you with safe lifting and transferring techniques. I have seen small women transfer large man and they do not hurt themselves because they learn really effective techniques.

In brief: Review lifting.
Transferring patients is a tough job.
The first thing that i would suggest is to review the proper techniques for transferring patients. This may require your to work with a physical therapist who can help you with safe lifting and transferring techniques. I have seen small women transfer large man and they do not hurt themselves because they learn really effective techniques.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try these
Here are some suggestions: do regular core strengthening exercises.
You want to try to share some of the load that your back is taking with other muscles. Stretch before and after work. Ensure you're using proper posture--especially as your shift progresses and you may be focused on other things. Consider some physical therapy.

In brief: Try these
Here are some suggestions: do regular core strengthening exercises.
You want to try to share some of the load that your back is taking with other muscles. Stretch before and after work. Ensure you're using proper posture--especially as your shift progresses and you may be focused on other things. Consider some physical therapy.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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