Spondylosis / Shoulder

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  1. pj01720

    pj01720 Member

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    Does anyone have any guidance for obtaining a waiver for history of spondylosis and history of shoulder instability? I already emailed Mr. Mullen but I am wondering if anyone has actual experience gaining a waiver for these conditions.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MullenLE

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    If U already sent me an email, I shoulf have a reply to you within 24 hours:thumb:
     
  3. pj01720

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    Current Medical Status: Medical waiver granted (as of 05-MAR-10 )

    YES!
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Great!

    Bear in mind, all waivers are indivudually based...Almost all diseases, injuries, syndromes, conditions, illnesses, etc, have a wide spectrum of frequency, severity, effects, etc. Also, the Services and individual programs have different views on waivers. So, pls be mindful of this.:thumb:
     
  5. Zay

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    I've been searching for evidence of spondylosis being waiverable by the US military for months. I've been told by some that spondy was unwaiverable and it would be impossible for someone with it to get a waiver. Apparently that is false. I am a senior in high school and am seriously considering enlisting. My condition, though extremely minor and completely asymptomatic as of now, is one of the major things holding me back from trying. I don't want to go to all the effort of preparing to enlist only to be rejected at MEPS for some minor physical condition.

    If there is anything that either of you could offer me in way of advice, tips or information it would be greatly appreciated. I do not intend to join until I am 19 due to the limitations of my MOS of choice (I will be 18 come the end of April) so I have plenty of time to set whatever would need to happen into motion.

    Thank you!
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Waivers are ALL individually based and issued. It depends on the needs of the Service; the guidance to the waiver authorities for THAT specific program; the individual effects; severity; frequency; treatment; and a myriad of other factors. So, looking for information on waivers regarding "medical labels," may be reassuring but may NOT have any correlation to THAT applicant OR vice versa:thumb:
     
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    I recommend writing a personal letter explaining your injury, your diagnosis, your rehab process, and how you are 100% healthy currently.
     
  8. MullenLE

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    That may help, but clinical documentation is the most beneficial:thumb:
     
  9. Zay

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    Thank you both for your responses, I'm still waiting things out and studying/PTing up in the meantime. Looks like I should begin compiling medical documentation and perhaps a personal document... is the former something I should be trying to obtain from my docs? Would it be possible for me to ask my docs to evaluate my health and write something up clearing me for service? Would such documentation hold any weight? I appreciate your help and will keep you both updated. :rolleyes:
     
  10. MullenLE

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    Good luck:thumb:
     
  11. Gryffinmom

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    Zay,
    I sent you a pm
     
  12. MullenLE

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    Zay - Again, good luck:thumb:
     

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