injury whilst in process of joining

#1
First post on here!

I am in the process of joining the parachute regiment. I have done the BARB test, medical has been sent off & now waiting for my medical to come back ok. Training has been going great, improving all the time with my fitness & strength. At work last week I have injured my back & over the weekend it had got worse & worse. I held on as long as i could but the pain got unbearable yesterday so i had to go up to a&e as i couldn't move & thought it could of been something serious. I was hanging on as long as possible hopeing it would sort itself out, because obviously going to a&e it will now be on my medical record. By what they said it could be a pull or possibly a slipped disc. They have wrote to my GP & told me to make an appointment with them & possibly physio. Dont think i will be needing physio to be honest as it is already improving alot with just rest. From what i have heard from mates who are already servicing in the forces i should be ok aslong as it isn't an ongoing problem & i haven't had any previous back problems.

Any help with this would be apreciated.

cheers
 

Schaden

LE
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#2
oh JOININING.....I thought it read IRONING...was about to launch into a lngthy tal of woe....
 

walkyrie

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#3
Backs can be funny things, especially with entry requirements.

Once you go to your GP (and then through any subsequent referals) and get a proper diagnosis take it your recruiter and he can advise.
 
#4
If you did it a week or so ago, why did you go to Accident & EMERGENCY?****
 
#5
If you did it a week or so ago, why did you go to Accident & EMERGENCY?****
Because its a nightmare getting an appointment at doctors around here & it was an ACCIDENT that happend at work that caused the injury.

I'll just see how it goes & have a word with my recruiter when he gets in touch about my medical coming back.

cheers
 
#6
Because its a nightmare getting an appointment at doctors around here & it was an ACCIDENT that happend at work that caused the injury.

I'll just see how it goes & have a word with my recruiter when he gets in touch about my medical coming back.

cheers
So you attempted to circumvent a system for your own personal needs.

If you ever get in don't even try anything like that, you'll be double fisted in every orifice.

PS man up you fanny.
 
#8
internet forums are all the same. doesn't take long for someone to start. crack on
true, every week we get some **** coming on here with an injury/problem/condtion/illness that they have tried to hide in the vain hope that they can keep it hidden before/during training instead of getting it sorted as soon as possible so it isn't a long term problem.
 
#9
true, every week we get some **** coming on here with an injury/problem/condtion/illness that they have tried to hide in the vain hope that they can keep it hidden before/during training instead of getting it sorted as soon as possible so it isn't a long term problem.
At what point did i say i would be hiding it from my recruiter? i said i would see how it goes (my injury) & when my recruiter gets in touch about my medical coming back then i would be speaking to him & obviously i would be talking to him about my injury.
 
#10
when you left it for a week before getting it sorted out, oh and when you typed this

"I was hanging on as long as possible hopeing it would sort itself out, because obviously going to a&e it will now be on my medical record"

it's almost as if it had been sorted without it showing on your records then you'd not be mentioning it.
 
#11
I forgot to say

"Use the search function"
 
#12
At what point did i say i would be hiding it from my recruiter? i said i would see how it goes (my injury) & when my recruiter gets in touch about my medical coming back then i would be speaking to him & obviously i would be talking to him about my injury.
It's not an injury though is it? It's a strain, you're going to ave to learn to suck it up instead of being such a wuss, you'll never survive in Para Regt otherwise.
 
#13
I dont know you come on here giving it plenty about your crap management of your injury only to be told a honest opinion by some military medical professionals (no shit) and vets and you kick off.
 
#14
Because its a nightmare getting an appointment at doctors around here & it was an ACCIDENT that happend at work that caused the injury.........................
So you went to Accident & EMERGENCY a week later because it's a pain trying to get a GP appointment.
What did the (overworked) A&E doctors do? Oh yes, "They have wrote to my GP & told me to make an appointment with them & possibly physio. Dont think i will be needing physio to be honest".

IMHO you will probably ( judging solely by this thread) have an interesting career in the Srevices.
 
#15
So you went to Accident & EMERGENCY a week later because it's a pain trying to get a GP appointment.
What did the (overworked) A&E doctors do? Oh yes, "They have wrote to my GP & told me to make an appointment with them & possibly physio. Dont think i will be needing physio to be honest".

IMHO you will probably ( judging solely by this thread) have an interesting career in the Srevices.
Not once have i kicked off. All i was askin if anyone knew with me having a back strain/injury would be a problem with me joining. As i have heard back problems can stop you from joining that was all. And all i got in response was ''man up you fanny'', ''you wuss'' & something about tryin to have one over on my recruiter.
 
#16
Seems to me that the only problem with your back is the lack of a spine
 
#17
I will start by saying that I have never been inclined to jump out of serviceable aircraft (unless they were already on the ground or hovering just above it) but heres a thought.

You have a back injury. Back injuries tend to recurr. Even if it is just muscular, it will take a couple of weeks to appear to be fully recovered but be weaker for a considerable time (months) further and may become recurring. But you want to be a Para. Being a Para puts mahoosive strain on your back. Do you really think you are cut out for it from a physical and medical perspective? If you succedd in blagging your way bast the medical, do you really think that is wise?
 
#19
I will start by saying that I have never been inclined to jump out of serviceable aircraft (unless they were already on the ground or hovering just above it) but heres a thought.

You have a back injury. Back injuries tend to recurr. Even if it is just muscular, it will take a couple of weeks to appear to be fully recovered but be weaker for a considerable time (months) further and may become recurring. But you want to be a Para. Being a Para puts mahoosive strain on your back. Do you really think you are cut out for it from a physical and medical perspective? If you succedd in blagging your way bast the medical, do you really think that is wise?
thanks for this reply blakeonabike.

This is why i posted in the first place to get some replys like this not to just get abuse! I will be seeing a physio asap privately (not threw nhs) who will be able to tell me what actually happened to my back & wether it is likely to happen again etc. i want to join the paras more than anything but if my back is going to give me problems that wouldnt let perform 110% i will have to seriously re think what i want to do.
 
#20
i wouldnt have posted in the first place if this is the knid of replys i was going to get.
Squaddies tend to be unforgiving with their advice, you cannot get sensitive about it, fast forward a few years and you will be the same! Now ring up your recruiter and let him know.
 

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