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Hello, I am hoping to get some advice from anyone who has experienced a similar situation as me.. Anything would be appreciaited!
I was in a car accident on Dec 23, 2017. I t-boned a driver who ran her stop sign and its been three weeks since.
I have been suffering from constant back pain and some days, upper back, neck and shoulder pain as well.
My pain is a burning sensation in my lower back and a sharp pain in my upper back.
My neck and shoulder muscles are still very stiff from the whiplash. I am having a hard time to properly sit or stand.
When I saw my Doctor, all she told me was to do careful excercises and to see a massage therapist. Iv only seen a massage therapist once.
But I am planning to get a follow-up from my Doctor soon.
I work in a hospital as a unit clerk, so I am mostly working on a computer but I am also constantly on my feet to help other units or to pick up things from pharmacy or lab.
I am also in charge of ordering huge amount of supplies for two units and am responsible for carrying boxes and puting these items away.
Basically, my job requires my back to adapt to different positions and at this point, standing or sitting is very painful and uncomfortable.
I am only 24 and in nursing school, I am afraid that having this back problem will prevent me from reaching my potential as a future nurse.
Is it worth it to take time off work now? Like a month?
Thank you for taking the time to read this!