Question concerning spinal fusion and working conditions


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I had a L4 to S1 lumbar fusion and discectomy, which has resulted in me getting medically retired. I have developed severe right leg sciatica and pain a bit after my surgery, which is a new symptom for me, along with the return of left leg sciatica and pain. The Navy has me currently sitting in a chair for a constant 8 hours a day, and I'm feeling like this is just ruining my body. I am already being retired and am waiting for the QA phase to finish and to sign ratings. Is it possible to have my doctor get me sent elsewhere in my department, where I wouldn't be forced to be sitting for 8 hours a day? Any help is appreciated!
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