Hello, I am new to all of this. I have been experiancing excruciating pain in my left SI for the last two years following a rough landing under an MC-6 Chute during the Q-course in May of 2010. It didn't start off that bad but it escalated to the point where I couldn't get myself dressed or walk. I have seen many Dr's at Ft. Bragg with little to no success and have started the med board with a diagnosis of Sacroillitis and general low back pain.I have been unresponsive too half a dozen stereroid injections,RF abilations and an Epidural. I finally got a referal to Pain management at UNC chapel hill and I finally have some function back but only because the pain is masked by narcotics. I just found out last night that my mother has advanced ankylosing spondylitis and takes humira and a miriad of other medications. I hadn't spoken to her in years( Family issues) but we have started to patch things up. I read up on AS and it fits exactly with my symptoms. I went in to my clinic this morning and after much convincing I got the PA to order a test for HLA-B27. I won't know if I have the gene for 2 weeks. I just don't want to get screwed over by the rating board. I have been to AFG/IRQ multiple times and have recieved all 6 anthrax series injections and have had many GI related issues just sucked it up along with most stuff. I don't want the board to rule this unrelated to service if the cause isn't even fully understood. I have endured the hardest training the military has to offer(IMO) and I can't imagine that it didn't at least escalate my condition.I would have been fired long ago if this was a civy job. I have lost my career, I don't want to lose the benifits and pay as well. I won't be able to hold a job as it stands now and my board process just started. What can I do? Any help would be amazing. Thanks. SSG A.
Last edited by GroundPounder; 07/05/12 07:19 PM.