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I was involved in a car accident ( not a very bad one) but I ended up hurting my back to the point where any physical activity I do aggrevates it. I wake up hurting and not wanting to get out of bed. anyways, my major in college is Criminal Justice and i was planning to apply at my local PD but since I was in the car accident and hurt my back I dont know how to aproach the topic if I do get an interview. the doctor has sent me back to physical therapy.What would your advise be? I s my goal at becoming an officer and hoping to advance to investigator/detective over? should I just stop going to school for Criminal Justice and go back for something else? what should I do?

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have you been told what is wrong with you? is this something that will heal. what is you're minor... what else do you like doing

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ODIN said:

have you been told what is wrong with you? is this something that will heal. what is you're minor... what else do you like doing

the ER Doc said i was having a bad back spams then he prescribed me physical therapy. i went for about a month then was let go to try the excerises on my own. after doing them for 6 weeks i went back to the doc and the doc referred me to another who knows more about the spine. he found that my pelic is rotated farther to the frount than normal and that my right side is farther than my left side. basicall my pelvic is tweeked majorly. I was fine until I was in the car accident. I was the type of girl who loved to go out to a nice club or a well respected establishment and dance my pants off!!!!!!! ( not litterally-LOL) but I had to quit karate for a awhile because the doc said to . he doesnt want me to do any strainious activities for right now. I am about to give up all hopes in achieving my career goal.

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why are you about to give up? how long have you wanted to be a cop?

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ODIN said:

why are you about to give up? how long have you wanted to be a cop?

everytime I get to feeling down and not wanting to continue with my education I refer back to my childhood and remember what I always wanted to be when I grow up . I also start thinking about all the jobs that would be so boring to me that i wouldnt want to work in and that picks up my spirit. I have a passion for investigative work or even forensics.

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have you thought about the private sector?

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what is that?

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opposite of the public sector.

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you may wanna seek a different doc to get a second opinion

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Ask your doctor if these injuries are permanent such as a range of motion loss. Ask if anything would interfere with work. I'm not in LE but I've had similar injuries and they don't interfere with my job which is very physical. I did physical therapy and exercise first according to doctors advise. You could consider talking to a chiropractor to find out about putting your pelvis or anything else back in place. Some people don't trust them but I think they help a lot.


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I totally agree with Sues... find THE BEST Chiropractor in your area and pay a visit. I thought they were all quacks until I had a Sciatic (sp?) Nerve issue a few years ago... I tried it out after there was talk about going under a knife w/ my regular doc. It's amazing how bone/vertebrae alignment screws with nerves all up and down your back. Don't give up on your dreams until you've exhausted all avenues and then some.


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Get with a Dr that specializes in ortho and continue your PT. Find out if this is permanent or can be corrected through PT or what. DO NOT go to any Chiropractor! I personally know of more than one case where some folks live in permanent pain and injury because of them. Some even insist on going still because it provides short term relief. The reason it does is simply because they help release endorphins that dull the pain temporarily. I once gave in to the hype and because of the pain went to one of the most respected Chiropractor's in NE Florida. After a couple of visits I knew something bad was wrong. Result was a neck that was fractured and enough damage that I had to have immediate surgery to repair and fixate the neck. I still have more problems that cannot be fixed because of their location to the skull and I blame all of it on this SOB. I also would not quit collage either. If you end up okay for LE work then you will need it. If not then like ODIN said, there is still the private sector in lab work and even the public area in crime labs etc.

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I'm one that was helped by a chiropractor-- and may I say, mine doesn't do anything that could fracture a bone!

Lesson 1: there are good chiropractors and bad ones.

I agree with what is being said here. First, find out whether or not your damage is permanent and exactly how limiting it actually is. Healing takes time. So does education, so you can keep at that while you pursue healing.

Somewhere down the line, you may have choices to make, but education will not go to waste.

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I had a twisted spine... my chiropractor helped me get it aligned appropriately and keep it there... He's the biggest reason I was able to get through the academy when we were doing the ground fighting and boxing strenous training days...

there's an article I read recently though ... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18871755/ It does cause concern but honestly, I was in sooo much pain that medications from reg doctors weren't helping ... chiro made it all better. So... I dunno. there's risk in everything we do in life.


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If you go to a chiropractor , ask your friends who they see. If they can't help find one who is a Palmer Grand and then also try massage's. Usually there is a LMP in the same office as the chiropractor, or Someone who practices Bowen (Massage) its really good.

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I have a great chiropractor that specializes in sports injury...you may check into someone around you who does the same...good luck....

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NEVER GIVE UP!!! Chiropractor, anti-inflammatory and ice. It will take time. Avoid re-injury.

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Thank You All :
for all the advise. I had my first Physical Therapy session today and she had worked on me and she thinks she had put my pelvic back in alignment!!!! but, she said I still have to go 3 times a week to stregnthen my mucles in the back and my abs so my pelvic wont go out of alignment. she said that I might have that chance to have my pelvic slip back out of alignment so she said she wants to get started on the stregthening and gettig better asap. she said that my injury can be healed and that to take it easy for a long while before I jump in and go apply at our local PD. so I am going to just wait until I can go apply. But, thank you all for responding to my post. I wouldnt have guessed how many would have replied. I figured only a few would but I was wrong!!!
Take Care!

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Get a second or third opinion, but if you get into the academy it would hurt more to be dropped out because of medical reasons. Heal up get 100% and PRESS ON and fulfill your DREAMS...................

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LOMBOIN50 said:

Get a second or third opinion, but if you get into the academy it would hurt more to be dropped out because of medical reasons. Heal up get 100% and PRESS ON and fulfill your DREAMS...................

thank you for you advise. it really helps me when people gives me advise. thank you again.

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It all depends on the seriousness of the injury. Is it something the doctor thinks can be fixed through physical therapy?
How old are you? That could also be a determinative factor. If you are 21-25, you could wait a few years for your injury to fully heal, but like I said, depends on the prognosis. Police officers have to wear a lot of gear, gun belt and ballistic vest that puts a lot of pressure on your back.

Police departments can be strict when it comes to back and knee injuries, so try not to get a long medical hisory concerning your back.

Good luck

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I have a friend who is the head of Security at an Albequerque University. From what I hear he is doing a hell of a job and is highly respected. He is also a Quad, in a chair. Crushed C-3 and 4 in a hang gliding accident. Didn't slow down. He is an inspiration and probably a big reason I keep going with my neck screwed together and my knee rebuilt. Won't even start on the back. He definitely is an exeption, but, proof that it can be done. It will take time and a lot of work but you can succeed. This is a stumbling block. Not a brick wall. Find your strengths and capitalize on them, and take care of your back, it's the only one you have. Stay Safe


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