Back problems

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Jayabbo, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. Jayabbo

    Jayabbo Old-Salt

    I'm suffering with a real bad back at the moment and scared to go the doctors or hospital because it will be on my medical records and they won't let me in the army ??

    Any advise would be helpful
  2. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    Get yourself checked out, It could be somthing serious, so don't be a bone
  3. A1PLT

    A1PLT Swinger

    Definitely go get it checked out.
    I was turned down on my first application to join up due to bad knees, I had to wait 6 months without any pain before I could re apply. Now I'm glad I got it sorted before joining, going to basic trg with an injury would be a very bad idea
  4. Boogieman

    Boogieman Old-Salt

    Having a bad back is not something that you will be able to 'hide' in the Army. I have a occasional recurring back problem after an accident in Iraq in '03 and when it's bad, I can barely move let alone attempt to 'hide' it.
  5. Wear a frock, and visit the GP disguised as your mother.
  6. Can you trace the bad back to any injury, heavy lifting etc? Where does it hurt? How old are you? Do you have a temperature or any signs of infection? Is there a family history of osteoporosis or ankylosing spondilitis?

    See how useless an internet diagnosis is? If you have a bad back, they're probably right to defer you! How is running up and down with a bergen going to aid recovery??

    Don't be silly, go to your GP, get a proper diagnosis and THEN worry about what the army will say!
  7. Jayabbo

    Jayabbo Old-Salt

    I've passed selection just got 5 months to get it sorted
  8. A1PLT

    A1PLT Swinger

    You definitely need to get it checked out, especially if your joining the Engineers. The bridges we lift aren't exactly light
  9. Jayabbo

    Jayabbo Old-Salt

    Before this back started playing up strenght wasn't a problem running was but now I'm worried need it sorted asap
  10. Boogieman

    Boogieman Old-Salt

    Then stop posting on here and go and see a doctor.
  11. Jayabbo

    Jayabbo Old-Salt

    yeah safe
  12. Ratty22

    Ratty22 Old-Salt


    Check your PMs

    Old Rat