5 years ago I injured my back in the gym doing something very moderate but it was life-changing. Never could get a diagnosis, scans are clean, but I was left with chronic sciatica that runs all the way down to my feet, even bilateral at times. Luckily, (or at least I feel) I actually feel better when moving or being active. If I sit for more than 5-10 minutes I start to feel the pressure and increased pain. I can't ride on a plane, take a road trip, binge on Netflix. I stress over continuing education at the computer, sitting at a monitor is horrid, etc. So even though I don't even have a diagnosis my life has changed from this injury and my job options have definitely narrowed. Even charting I have to get up and move about every 5 minutes or so to quit the butt cheek from aching or leg from cramping. It's super frustrating that the jobs I'd be much more comfortable in are the ones I probably could not physically tolerate and the ones I'd just be taking to stay in the profession would probably break my back worse and emotional drain me, at least over time. Just curious to hear your story and how things have changed for you now if you have experienced an acute or chronic injury that has affected your life and your career choices. My neighbor tries to convince me I need to get disability but I joke with her "how can you do that when the doctors can't even identify what is wrong with you?". It's crazy.