I've been in for almost 5.5 years as of March 2018, Active Duty for a year and a half, the other 4 were in the Reserves. I currently have 4 bulging discs T4-5, T5-6, T6-7 and T7-8 w/degenerative disc disease and have been on profile for 9 months. Currently have to walk hunched over to relieve the pressure in my back, hurts to drive, I sleep on my couch as it's the most comfortable place to lay and multiple times a day I need to lay on the ground to relieve the pressure and pain on my back. Essentially, I do the bare minimum on the weekends, but lay on my couch, do to the pain. I've been through realignments, physical therapy, been given arthritis meds and now I'm starting pain management, and my second round of physical therapy. My PCM and Ortho have been talking more and more about a MEB. So with this information, I was wondering how the process has gone for people with back issues?