9 years ago I had to have surgery on my back. The surgery was then repeated 2 and half weeks later. I had three months of work to recover. The outcome was that I have degenerative disc disease on two discs. I returned to work after that time and resumed all the same duties. No risk assessment s were ever made and I have had several incidents of recurring back pain over the years. 5 weeks ago I had a severe bout of back pain resulting on complete bed rest. I have asked many times during these last years for changes to be made to my working conditions and all I got was a better chair for my desk. That took three years. After this last incident I have said I really can not do all the same duties as before and REALLY need modifications to be made. I am currently waiting for a second opinion from a specialist to see if my condition has deteriorated. I feel my career and my personal life have been destroyed due to my inability to get my employer to be reasonable. I already have life long minor disabilities caused from the original disc problems from 9 years ago. I'm only 47 years old and feel this has destroyed my life. I need to know what my rights are and what can be done.