I certainly hope so! I mean, I just can't imagine why they would deny it, I literally provided them everything there is to offer. I just can't figure out why, or how, they would be able to rate me for this condition without a C&P exam? being that range of motion is a determining factor of the rating and all? But hey, we shall see....
While there is less to prove with an increase than for initial claim, I think VA largely delays it more than necessary by sometimes "re adjuticating" old claims, looking for a decrease. VA admits they look at "all disabilities" whenever an increase is sought. Still, the Veteran has to meet the criteria for a reduction, and part of that criteria is "NOT": "When the Veteran seeks an increase, try to reduce him instead".
Personally, I think its illegal and a violation of due process to consider a Veteran for a reduction when he seeks an increase. That is like "profiling" pulling over a car to check for illegal things whenever its occupants are of a certain race.
Im hoping someone sues VA for attempting a reduction when they file for an increase.