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Herniated Disc

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by andrewkg96, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. andrewkg96

    andrewkg96 New Member

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    I am expecting to be offered a 3-year scholarship for AFROTC. I received a 95 on my PFA and can fully perform any task I am given. However, I had back surgery to correct a herniated disc, but I have letters from doctors saying I am fully recovered. Will this be a potential problem that will not get waived? Thank you.
     
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    Current herniated nucleus pulposus (722)) or history of surgery to correct (CPT 63001- 63200). A surgically corrected asymptomatic single-level lumbar or thoracic diskectomy with full resumption of unrestricted activity DOES meet the standard.
    Does this mean I am in the clear if I had a single-level lumbar discectomy? Thank you so much for your quick response and service to our country.
     
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    Andrew -- I am not a doctor -- but the words seem promising for you.
     
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    Hi Andrew, I've been recruited to USMA for baseball and have a nomination with a reserved cadetship and appointment awaiting medical. However, I am looking at having a laminotomy and discectomy for a herniated/bulging disc, I'm sure similar to you. Can you please tell me the outcome of your situation? Thanks
     
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    Do you know where I can access the different codes for DODMERB since their website is currently down ??
     

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