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It has been 3 years since I was injured while on a ruck march in the Army, I dove to the ground with a 40 lbs ruck sack on and felt immense pain in my left knee which shot down to my foot. I could not walk I was transported to the Army hospital they said yeah there is swelling in there but you need to come back in the morning. I went back they xrayed it and said there was nothing they could do at that time I was then sent to a civilian doctor that said it was a back issue not a knee issue with is what the Army wrote up. The Army released me saying it was not their fault it was a knee problem that was the injury. I am now at the VA 3 YEARS LATER, they are treating me with Vicoden and Muscle relaxers which have started to interfere with my civilian job. I can't sit or stand for any length of time without my left leg going numb and serious pain in my hip and back. There are times I can't even walk across a parking lot. The VA doctor ordered an xray with shows chronic injury to L5 and bone spurs in T-12 to L1. So now I am at risk of loosing my job, because I have to miss so much time from work to go to appointments and because I so medicated all the time. I guess the point is will physical therapy help or is this just more wasted time while I get worse as time goes by. I am very frustrated, I was diagnosed with PTSD which now I am being told all the pain meds are a depressant which it seems like I am fighting against myself.. I would really like to find some relief.

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It has been 3 years since I was injured while on a ruck march in the Army, I dove to the ground with a 40 lbs ruck sack on and felt immense pain in my left knee which shot down to my foot. I could not walk I was transported to the Army hospital they said yeah there is swelling in there but you need to come back in the morning. I went back they xrayed it and said there was nothing they could do at that time I was then sent to a civilian doctor that said it was a back issue not a knee issue with is what the Army wrote up. The Army released me saying it was not their fault it was a knee problem that was the injury. I am now at the VA 3 YEARS LATER, they are treating me with Vicoden and Muscle relaxers which have started to interfere with my civilian job. I can't sit or stand for any length of time without my left leg going numb and serious pain in my hip and back. There are times I can't even walk across a parking lot. The VA doctor ordered an xray with shows chronic injury to L5 and bone spurs in T-12 to L1. So now I am at risk of loosing my job, because I have to miss so much time from work to go to appointments and because I so medicated all the time. I guess the point is will physical therapy help or is this just more wasted time while I get worse as time goes by. I am very frustrated, I was diagnosed with PTSD which now I am being told all the pain meds are a depressant which it seems like I am fighting against myself.. I would really like to find some relief.

Welcome to Hadit,

I recommend that you ask for an MRI. This test will help to determine what injury you have and what you should do next.

JMO,

Bergie

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Welcome to Hadit,

I recommend that you ask for an MRI. This test will help to determine what injury you have and what you should do next.

JMO,

Bergie

They will send me to physical therapy for 2 months then they will determine if they will do an MRI.. It just seems to me I could have been fixed along time ago had someone listened to the first doctor and not passed blame, where there was no where to pass it, the Army said if it is a back injury then it has to be a pre-existing condition which how far back do you go I joined when I was 17 I am now 34.. And been in the whole time..

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