A 45-year-old female nurse recently diagnosed with chronic pain from a back injury while assisting a bariatric patient who had fallen on the floor.
Teresa works in a rural hospital and has not been able to work for 4 months since she had a work place injury assisting a bariatric patient who had fallen. She suffers from constant back pain and it is affecting her sleep and ability to carry out her activities of daily living. She is currently on alternating Panadol and Meloxicam. Her partner is concerned that she is depressed but Teresa is reluctant to see anyone and access to services is limited.