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Another Strange C&P "Examination"


I had another C&P exam this morning...my crystal ball says I have another NOD in my future.  The doctor said I was there for deviated septum, foot fracture, and "nerve damage".  I asked her if they didn't ask her to look at my flat feet and she said they didn't. She asked me some questions about the deviated septum and foot, told me to take my shoes off and poked around the top of my foot with some sort of pin or needle.  Told me to put my shoes on, ask a couple more questions and said that concludes the exam.  She never looked at my nose at all even though the majority of her questions were about the deviated septum.  She never asked a single question about the radiculopathy or "nerve damage". Has anyone ever had a C&P for lower extremity radiculopathy without any type examination, or EMG?  Maybe they made the rating decision prior to the exam.   

VBA didn't ask for anything on flat feet, headaches secondary to cervical stenosis or overactive bladder secondary to nerve damage.

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