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hi, new to this. I'm 54, work for the post office, have had spondololythesis for at least 15 years. No big issues. Sometimes my back would hurt and I would have to ice it. Was rear ended on the job back in 2014 , diagnosed with TBI, herniated disk in neck, thoracic and bulging disk L4, L5. Was out of work for 6 months then slowly returned back to full duty. Mostly because of head injury, severe headaches, depression. Had multiple steroid injections in neck and one lumbar injection. Back hurts continually, can't sleep because of sciatic pain. But been managing. January of 2018, I was t boned on the job. Major back pain due to now herniated L4-L5, tore muscle in shoulder, cracked ribs, inflame neck again. It's July now, been out of work since the accident. Massage therapy 3 times a week, traction 2 times and palpitation therapy 2 times a week. Some days I feel like I could try working then zap, back goes out. Look like a crooked old man. I go to therapy and my back pops back in. Weird, doctors says it's good it moves and does not stay out. Have had 6 injections in heals because feet hurt so bad. Podiatrist says it's not related to back issues. I stretch every morning, anything I can do to stay away from pain killers. Messed up my stomach from ibruprofen, hurts to stand, sit, can't kneel, wearing on me and my wife. Friends see me on good days and think I'm fine and should be working, others say I should file disability. I have 2 years to retire, 33 years in at post office. Just want my cake, say good bye and enjoy retirement. Doesn't look like that will happen. looking for any good advice. By the way, both people who hit me were on their phones. Please don't drive and be on your phones.
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