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Any advice appreciated
I wonder if anyone can advise me. I am 44 years old i was born with Vacterl association (a group of congenital abnormalities). I was born with a narrow Aorta (heart), Septum in my uterus, a thumb which cannot bend and a partially fused C6/C7 Vertebra. I had surgery to fix my Aorta, and a hysterectomy. My problem now is that because of the fusion of C6/C7 fusion i have degenerative disc disease of C4-C6 with a loss of curve and distinct kyphosis in the middle of my neck (so my neck is now curved the wrong way). I am experiencing some neurological signs in both my arms and my neck muscles are constantly tense and sore. I am a radiographer, which involves heavy lifting. I am in the process of having a health and safety risk evaluation, but my boss is trying to get me to work normally which involves lifting up heavy stuff. Someone mentioned to me that i should be registered as a disability. But i am not sure how to begin the process. I don't want to registered for benefits of any kind as i feel i can still work. But i am aware that i may have future problems. Any advice would be really appreciated