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    My cousin is also testing with the county for corrections. He is starting to worry about a prior back surgery that he had about 4 years ago. It was a minimal surgery for a herniated disk and today he is healthy as a horse. Do you think this past surgery will hurt his chances of joining DOC?
    Thanks!!

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    Originally posted by buckhunter View Post
    My cousin is also testing with the county for corrections. He is starting to worry about a prior back surgery that he had about 4 years ago. It was a minimal surgery for a herniated disk and today he is healthy as a horse. Do you think this past surgery will hurt his chances of joining DOC?
    Thanks!!
    I don't see why this would be a problem. As long as he can meet the physical demands of the test(s), getting through the academy, and the job in general, then he should be okay.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by buckhunter View Post
      My cousin is also testing with the county for corrections. He is starting to worry about a prior back surgery that he had about 4 years ago. It was a minimal surgery for a herniated disk and today he is healthy as a horse. Do you think this past surgery will hurt his chances of joining DOC?
      Thanks!!
      Yes, it might pose a a problem. Go to http://www.post.ca.gov/selection/pdf/Musculo.pdf and read the section on applicants who have had Lumbar Disk Surgery on page VII-11.

      It indicates the back injury rate for peace officers who have had lumbar surgery is six times higher than normal, It also indicated the need for repeat surgery or disability retirement in 50% of the cases studied.
      Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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        The phsical exam you take was for the Department's Pension Board and not necessarily for the PD itself. Many people were DQ'ed because of them over "projected" future disabilities. About 20 years ago an applicant for a suburban PD was DQ'ed over something like this, that didn't cause any immediate disability, but may in the future. He won the case and was hired, but was not admitted into the pension plan.
        You may need a lawyer for this one...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChiTownDet View Post
          The phsical exam you take was for the Department's Pension Board and not necessarily for the PD itself. Many people were DQ'ed because of them over "projected" future disabilities. About 20 years ago an applicant for a suburban PD was DQ'ed over something like this, that didn't cause any immediate disability, but may in the future. He won the case and was hired, but was not admitted into the pension plan.
          You may need a lawyer for this one...
          Damn... That kinda sucks @$$.

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