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I recently got made pmu to which I appealed and the raf advise me they can’t uphold my pmu as according to my records I had intermittent severe back pain in 2010. When I went for my original medical the doctor advised me I have a mild kyphoscholosis ( mild curve in spine) which I was advised was not a barring factor. I have spoke to my gp today who advised me that they would need to get my records from my previous gp surgery. My previous surgery advised my current gp they have no records of me and I was never registered there. Now the receptionist from my current gp surgery said in my paper records it was documented that in 2010 i had severe back pain that lasted 3-4 months and affected my sleeping and abilities to carry out daily activities. It also states I was shaking in pain etc and that I have spina bifida. Now this information is not correct as I did have an isolated episode of back pain and I was advised it was a muscle spasm. And it certainly did not last that amount of time and did not affect my sleep or daily activities. I was given some pain relief and it went. My gp advise me that there hands are tied due to it being documented in black and white. Just feel stuck in what to do next.
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I can also state that I have never been diagnosed with spina bifida. I have only been told I have a mild kyphoscholosis.
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I recently got made pmu to which I appealed and the raf advise me they can’t uphold my pmu as according to my records I had intermittent severe back pain in 2010. When I went for my original medical the doctor advised me I have a mild kyphoscholosis ( mild curve in spine) which I was advised was not a barring factor. I have spoke to my gp today who advised me that they would need to get my records from my previous gp surgery. My previous surgery advised my current gp they have no records of me and I was never registered there. Now the receptionist from my current gp surgery said in my paper records it was documented that in 2010 i had severe back pain that lasted 3-4 months and affected my sleeping and abilities to carry out daily activities. It also states I was shaking in pain etc and that I have spina bifida. Now this information is not correct as I did have an isolated episode of back pain and I was advised it was a muscle spasm. And it certainly did not last that amount of time and did not affect my sleep or daily activities. I was given some pain relief and it went. My gp advise me that there hands are tied due to it being documented in black and white. Just feel stuck in what to do next.
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Yes, mild kyphoscholosis is acceptable in the RAF, as is spina bifida in certain circumstances; the latter diagnosis you could sort out through a specialist. It's the back pain that is the problem; can you directly contact the GP who saw you at that time to discuss?

Failing that, I am out of ideas and really sorry, as I know you have been on here regularly to try and find a way through this.
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Thank you for replying. And excuse the long post. My current gp said for me to be assessed through him would have to be requested through the raf. The problem is my previous gp surgery don’t have any record of me on their systems. But the doctor who seen me was from my previous gp surgery. So not to sure what’s going on there lol. As I say I did have one episode of back pain in 2010 but it certainly wasn’t to the extent of how it’s been documented. So disproving this documented information will be near impossible. I’m going to call my gp again today to see what they suggest but the receptionist said my gp’s hands were tied as it’s documented in black and white. So not to sure wether to contact occupational health at cranwell. But my afco say I don’t need to. So just feeling a bit stuck. 😢
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Yes, mild kyphoscholosis is acceptable in the RAF, as is spina bifida in certain circumstances; the latter diagnosis you could sort out through a specialist. It's the back pain that is the problem; can you directly contact the GP who saw you at that time to discuss?

Failing that, I am out of ideas and really sorry, as I know you have been on here regularly to try and find a way through this.
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This is the only episode of back pain I’ve ever had prior and post 2010. Bit crap that they base it off one episode of back pain.
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Thank you for replying. And excuse the long post. My current gp said for me to be assessed through him would have to be requested through the raf. The problem is my previous gp surgery don’t have any record of me on their systems. But the doctor who seen me was from my previous gp surgery. So not to sure what’s going on there lol. As I say I did have one episode of back pain in 2010 but it certainly wasn’t to the extent of how it’s been documented. So disproving this documented information will be near impossible. I’m going to call my gp again today to see what they suggest but the receptionist said my gp’s hands were tied as it’s documented in black and white. So not to sure wether to contact occupational health at cranwell. But my afco say I don’t need to. So just feeling a bit stuck. 😢
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This is the only episode of back pain I’ve ever had prior and post 2010. Bit crap that they base it off one episode of back pain.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of factors considered for back pain, such as number of episodes and/or duration, so the issue with your records is the '3-4 months'.

If this is on your records, then there is a history and names there. Isn't this something you could take to your previous surgery to speak with whoever made the diagnosis?
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The thing is my previous gp surgery had no record of me. Which I find very strange. They also have no record of my son being registered there. Which I find very puzzling.
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Unfortunately, there's a lot of factors considered for back pain, such as number of episodes and/or duration, so the issue with your records is the '3-4 months'.

If this is on your records, then there is a history and names there. Isn't this something you could take to your previous surgery to speak with whoever made the diagnosis?
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