Hey new to this forum and I have a quick question. I have a year and a half left on my contract and have a back injury where I have been unable to do anything other than push-ups and waist on the pt test for the last 3 years. I have had surgery, physical therapy, pain management and still in constant pain. I have asked the doctor about a med board and he says as long as I can do my job he won't initiate a med board even though the afi specifies different. I am fine with finishing my contract and my disability rating will be the same no matter if I get med boarded or just separate but the medical benefits for being retired are very different. Can doctors just ignore what the Afi states. A little back story active duty Air Force 6+ years.