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New here, first back injury

SD BuilderSSD Builder Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello folks.

Just joined the "club" so to speak, due to a work injury. My L4-L5 area "popped" on me a few days ago when setting down a pair of 5 gal buckets filled with water. I was being VERY careful about the lifting, as my back was already sore from overexertion the day before.

As a construction worker, muscular back soreness is not uncommon, but this is the first time I've been in any kind of pain that a few Motrin wouldn't take care of.

I actually came here looking for advice on getting proper care through the Worker's Comp system. I am not looking for a "settlement" or to take advantage of my employer or the system. I want to get healthy, get back to work, and get on with life. Mainly, I want to make sure I am getting proper care, and not getting "shuffled out the door" at UC, which is kind of exactly how I felt when I left the doc's office.
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