Herniated Discs in the Kitchen

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chefbrutus, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. chefbrutus

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    Fellow culinary artists, I need some honest answers. I have been out of work since mid Spring with a work-related injury, a herniated disc. My question is how much of a liability am I in the kitchen?  Would you hire a 40 something with a previous back injury?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. petemccracken

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    What is your prognosis?
     
     
  3. chefbrutus

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    I should recover, but will be prone to back problems in the future.
     
  4. kokopuffs

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    A former chiro here, it's a wait and see situation. You'll need to avoid lifting and coupled motion: simultaneous bending and twisting/turning/rotation. The latter term can cause a relapse very easily. No vacuuming, ironing, shoveling nor sweeping allowed.

    Are there any radiating symptoms: pain, numbness or tingling radiating into the arms or legs. It'll take awhile to resolve, if at all. What kind of health care professional have you seen for treatment?
     
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