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Poll: Can I be hired with a slight herniated disc in my cervical spine?

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 I'm 23 yrs old. I have been going to college for a degree in criminal justice and forensic science, and am only 8 classes away from my degree. I was recently in a car accident and sustained some injuries. Some were temporary but one was not. I have a slightherniatiation in my cervical spine at c6-c7, my question is when I apply to the police academy will I be accepted or denied because of this injury? Am I too much of a liability even though I feel as though I can still do the job? Can anyone help me? I don't want to get discouraged bu I have heard that I will not be accepted because there is a chance I am too much liability and if I had to chase someone or tackle someone and the herniation became worse I could become paralyzed. However from some others I have hear that is not the case and I still have a chance. Please help! This has been my life long dream and been so determined I have already come back from one accident years back and if I have the choice I will not let this accident stand in my way either? 

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It depends if you can do the physical testing at or above profiency. If you can and do not feel pain then good luck and if you get hired have fun at the academy. You know your own body and if you feel you can do the job then go for it. Lord knows I am not the cookie cutter type for a L.E.O. but I am doing the job and do it well. Good luck in your future endeavors.   


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I agree with Guder; if you feel you can do the job, go for it. Keep in mind though, at times it's a physically demanding job. Not to mention there will be days you will be sitting for extended periods while patrolling neighborhoods.


You may consider getting a medical expert's opinion on your condition and any possibility of injury aggravation by doing the job.


Good Luck!!


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 No one here can answer that question 100%. The only two people that can answer that is you and the doctor. I would suggest getting all the medical help that you can get, ask as many questions as possible, and listen to the doctor advice. Also just to throw another piece of advice to you is that ontop of the regular police duties, you will be wearing a 10+ pound duty belt around your waste. Is that something that will hurt you more by wearing? Can you do everything in this job such as run, jump, climb and walk with that belt on without it causing you problelms? 


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Why axe us as we are not doctors. If you want to be a cop you must be a thinker. Maybe it is just me however, I would consult with a doctor.