I completely understand man, I tried to stay in the fight as long as possible too and it got to the point where i couldnt even get out of my car with out taking 5 minutes to let my back and hips get straight is when i realized i needed to have a lifestyle change. The ROM tests are complete bullshit man the VA examiners will try to screw you man they will force you into the movements and try to get you to move past your pain threshold definitely dont let them do this. I am currently fighting this right now.Oh wow, the timeline is super quick... I appreciate the information, at this point I am so new so I don't know what questions to ask. I definitely appreciate the advice. I would love to get retired, I joined the military with the intent of doing at least 20. These issues came up and was hard for me to accept, but at this point I don't even care if I get separated. I just want the pain to stop and I need a huge lifestyle change.. The pain and limitation are actually depressing. I looked at the different charts for hip ROM, I can (with severe pain) go through the motions, not quite all the way but enough to get around 10-20%. When doing the C&P, do they force any movements or leave it to you?