In 1989 i suffered a neck injury at work. I was off work for 1 month and decided that the pain while intermittent was bearable.
I have had several flare ups over the years but the last 6 months it become very regular.
I had a MRI last week which revealed forinmal narrowing at c4/5 and c5/6. My GP said reading the report it is not good and not bad.
I am scheduled to see a surgeon in another 3 months, so I am just at home waiting for that visit.
I am 50 this year and a firefighter in Australia. I think my career as a firefighter is over but I am wondering what other restrictions might my injury pose to prevent me from other employment. I really don't need to work if I am retired from firefighting as my pension is adequate. Just wondering if other employment would be out of the question given my condition.
Any advice is most welcome.