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Nursing makes my back hurt, and I don't know what to do!

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Can you advise this student nurse suffering from back-related fatigue? 

Ever since I started my first placement I have been suffering from backache. I know it sounds really silly, as I’m in my 20s people laugh at me when I say something, and make me feel like I’m being weak and lazy. But I find that if I stand up for extended periods my back soon starts hurting. I feel like I can’t be the only person who finds this happening, and the idea of suffering from this for the rest of my career is really scary. What can I do about it, and is this normal for a nurse? 

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  • Later usually , knees backs, necks , legs etc. See your occupational health or g.p. Please don't give up your training .Keep yourself and your patients safe by following procedures then you will be a role-model for others. Qualify and then you can proceed in a less physical role .

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