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C & P For Several Sc Diabilities

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I have several SC Disabilities and I am filing VBA-21-4138 for an increase to my SCD.... I am looking for the actual codes I need to put in the 21-4138.

1. I have Migrane / Chronic Headaches that were rated as SC - 0%, since I got out they are occuring all most daily, and they are getting worse.

2. I have a shoulder injury on my left should that was rated at 10% when I got out but it was listed as temp.... It has gotten worse and I want the them to re-evaluate it.... I have limited ROM, and Painful movement. They have taken the 10% away 2 yrs ago.... This is my Dominate Arm.

3. I have a severe injury to my left ankle - Triple fracture and had 9 pins and a 4.5 inch plate.... I have had 3 surgeries on this ankle alone.... The VA gave me 10% when I got out in 2005, but the ankle is getting worse and more painful.

4. I have a right ankle injury that required 2 surgeries. The VA gave me 10% on it when I got out, but this ankle is getting worse as well. I have lost ROM and have painful movment in both ankles.

5. My Left wirst had a Cyst removed and I have pain that shots up my left arm all the time. This is my Dominate Hand

6. The TBI folks wanted me to come in for a followup a few months ago, but I never made it in, and I am thinking I should go back in for a the followup as my headaches are really getting bad, and are starting to affect my sight (Blurred vision in my right eye).

I am really tired of playing with these fouls up at the VA, and would like to go in fully armed..... Thanks in advance.

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I have several SC Disabilities and I am filing VBA-21-4138 for an increase to my SCD.... I am looking for the actual codes I need to put in the 21-4138.

6. The TBI folks wanted me to come in for a followup a few months ago, but I never made it in, and I am thinking I should go back in for a the followup as my headaches are really getting bad, and are starting to affect my sight (Blurred vision in my right eye).

I am really tired of playing with these fouls up at the VA, and would like to go in fully armed..... Thanks in advance.

Sgt Will,

Welcome to Hadit.

If you want to know the Diagnostic Codes that VBA has rated your current

SC'd disabilities under, you can call the 1-800 number and usually get

correct answers for this question.

If you want to know all diagnostic codes VBA rates under, this is found

in 38 CFR - Part 4 - Schedule for rating disabilities.

Scroll down to the second part and ckick on any link that says,

Schedule of rating Blah - blah - blah.

carlie

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...cfr4_main_02.tp

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I think you should go for treatment at the VA for all your problems. You should ask for a referral to both the pain clinic and psychiatry. You probably have chronic pain and that goes hand in hand with depression. Don't miss your appointments! You want to go to the VA and build a record of treatment. This will make it easier to get increases. You want to document continual treatment for all service connected injuries, or potential SC conditions. This is going to be a life long battle because many conditions get worse as you get older. When your PCP nurse asks you if you have pain don't down play the intensity of pain. What kind of pain meds are you getting now? If you have a condition the VA expects you to take medications or at least accept them.

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I think you should go for treatment at the VA for all your problems. You should ask for a referral to both the pain clinic and psychiatry. You probably have chronic pain and that goes hand in hand with depression. Don't miss your appointments! You want to go to the VA and build a record of treatment. This will make it easier to get increases. You want to document continual treatment for all service connected injuries, or potential SC conditions. This is going to be a life long battle because many conditions get worse as you get older. When your PCP nurse asks you if you have pain don't down play the intensity of pain. What kind of pain meds are you getting now? If you have a condition the VA expects you to take medications or at least accept them.

The wonderful world of the VA seems to think all I need is Vitamin M "800 MG Mortin" I think this has destroyed my stomach.... I have been going to the VA clinic / MC since I got out of service.... I have asked for some pain meds, and they give me mortin. I have 30% PTSD as well, and they give me all the generic sleeping pills they can find, and it puts me to sleep so much I don't wake up for 10 hours and then I lose my job.... Had to learn to cope with only getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night..... I have to drive 50 miles one way to the VAMC in Dallas, and then it takes me 6 trips to get things done...

I have been logging all my headaches over the past year, and I hope this is enough to get them appoved with something other then 0%. My Family doc is considering sending me to e Nero specialist for an evaluation.... I just got off the phone with te TBI doc in Dallas, and they want me to come back in.....

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Ask your Primary for a consult with the Copper Team (psych clinic,) Don Huff, PA.

Also ask your Primary for a scheduling with the pain clinic, Dr. Jamie Zavacavek (not the right spelling, everybody just calls her Dr. Jamie).

Are you seeing anyone in Ortho?

If your Primary Care is Clinic 14, then they'll at least try to work with you (Dr Harriharan Ramamurthy is my PCP. We have an understanding. He speaks Hindi, I speak Yiddish, he takes the notes that my wife gives me to give to him, BINGO! All is good.) :)

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Ask your Primary for a consult with the Copper Team (psych clinic,) Don Huff, PA.

Also ask your Primary for a scheduling with the pain clinic, Dr. Jamie Zavacavek (not the right spelling, everybody just calls her Dr. Jamie).

Are you seeing anyone in Ortho?

If your Primary Care is Clinic 14, then they'll at least try to work with you (Dr Harriharan Ramamurthy is my PCP. We have an understanding. He speaks Hindi, I speak Yiddish, he takes the notes that my wife gives me to give to him, BINGO! All is good.) :)

I had Dr. George as my Primary, and she doesn't seem to think I need any consults to the other Docs... I am thinking of changing to the Denton or Bonham clinic to make life easier for me.... Going to Dallas VAMC, was suppose to make it a one stop shot.... but no dice.... I am on the phone with the MC to try and schedule appt with doc.... Maybe the will give me a new Primary.

Also, does anyone have the dx code for Cronic Headaches, I cannot find it on the gpo site... I am trying to find the rating chart....

thanks

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