I'm currently a Navy Recruiter, and next January I will complete 8 years of active service. In November of 2010 while working aboard the ship I had a fall and injured my back. I have been treated for chronic pain since then. This past february 2017 I underwent a decompression and fusion surgery of my back/neck area. cervical 4 through cervical 7. I have been doing physical therapy and returned to recruiting, 6 months physical activities limitation. My surgeon already told me he does not recommend return to sea duty and a new injury to the area could be "catastrophic" due to the location of my injury ( he actually used that word in two different medical documents) He also stated I will need a military medical board review to determine retention or separation. My PRD is October of 2018. What should be my next step? Who do I contact to have a medical board requested? Do I wait for a sea duty screening when I try to reenlist to get the process started or should I get the MEB requested now? Any inputs will be greatly appreciated.