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paulcolrain

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About paulcolrain

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  1. caps tend to clarify my thoughts to myself.. they tend to let me see clear as well. i dont have an issue with anyone using them if they use them for there own personal reasons and i take your comment sideways as if you have the time to comment on another vets use of caps when theres so much more things to say.
  2. WHEN YOUR THOUGHTS WENT THERE MINE HAD ALREADY COME BACK & PROCEEDED FURTHER.

  3. PLEASE MAKE SURE THERE NOT LOOKING HOW 2 SERVICE CONNECTIONS OVERLAP EACH OTHER. MAKE SURE BECAUSE BEFORE THE REMAND COMES BACK YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO STOP PYRAMID ISSUES. CFR 3.14 AND REMEMBER THE JUDGE DECIDES IF THEY OVERLAP OR NOT BY LOOKING AT THE RECORD OF EVIDENCE. SO FIND OPINION ON HOW THEY DONT OVERLAP BEFORE JUDGE IS FORCED TO IF HE CANT FIND IT..
  4. IF YOU POST REMAND WE HERE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU MORE INSIGHT.. REASON IS,, A REMAND IS NOT A DENIAL AND THERES THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SURE THE REMAND GOES GOOD.
  5. OH BOY MY BVA LETTER CAME AUG 6 AND IT TOTALS FOR AN INCREASE AND I WAS HOPING ID GET THE CASH BEFORE END OF MONTH.... OH BOY
  6. is this accurate ? your BVA letter came in april and on Aug 10 is when you got letter from RO and you still have not received any money for the increase ?
  7. paulcolrain

    lower back strain C&P exam

    the doc can do a hands on test as did in my case.. can tell where the dullness is coming from just from a chart after the test.
  8. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/back-pain/low-back-pain/lumbar-radiculopathy-low-back-leg-pain ABOVE IS GREAT TO PROVE… STENOSIS CAUSED THE SENSORY ISSUE OF THE FOLLOWING NERVE ROUTE.
  9. paulcolrain

    lower back strain C&P exam

    THIS IS A FANTASTIC WEBSITE TO FOLLOW HOW SPECIFIC DISK BULGES AFFECT NERVE ROUTE INTO SENSORY... https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/back-pain/low-back-pain/lumbar-radiculopathy-low-back-leg-pain IF YOU CAN GET DR TO DO A SENSORY TEST PER NERVE ROUTE YOU WIN EACH NERVE....
  10. yes the board issued effective date of Feb 2018 and gave DC 8521,8522,8524 and gave percentage of bilateral 10% the reason i keep bringing up new questions is because with this award i hit 100% and of course thats an ACHIEVEMENT... SO THATS WHY I KEEP ASKING AND ANSWERING
  11. CHECK THIS OUT BRONCO,, THIS IS SOMETHING I FOUND ON BVA SEARCH DECISIONS.... ITS NOT MINE BUT IT DOES SHOW PRECIDENT WHEN JUDGE OVER RULES PYRAMID... The Board observes that it is a matter of public record that the Court, albeit in a non-precedential manner, has noted that there are situations where, for example, "compensating the appellant's sciatic nerve symptoms separately [from external popliteal (common peroneal) nerve symptoms] would appear to not run afoul [of] the rule against pyramiding. 38 C.F.R § 4.14 (2015)." Defazio v. McDonald, 2015 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1304 (U.S. App. Vet. Cl. Sept. 28, 2015) (non-precedential).
  12. I REALLY THINK I FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.... THE LAST 3 SENTENCES ARE GREAT.... Significantly, the December 2014 VA examination report is the most specifically detailed medical evidence of record documenting clinical findings describing the neurological impairments of the Veteran's right lower extremity. This examination report includes a checklist for identification of each individual nerve manifesting impairment in this case. The examiner completed the checklist with markings that indicate "Moderate" incomplete paralysis of the sciatic nerve, which the Board has discussed in the decision section above and in the prior August 2015 Board decision as the basis of the award of an increased 20 percent rating for the right lower extremity impairment. However, the December 2014 VA examination report's checklist also marks "Moderate" incomplete paralysis of five other nerves of the right lower extremity: "External popliteal (common peroneal) nerve," "Musculocutaneous (superficial peroneal) nerve," "Anterior tibial (deep peroneal) nerve," "Internal popliteal (tibial) nerve)," and "Posterior tibial nerve." Paralysis of these nerves may be rated under 38 C.F.R. § 4.124a, Diagnostic Codes 8521, 8522, 8523, 8524, and 8525, respectively. The Board has considered whether the impairment attributable to impairment of these nerves may be contemplated in the rating already assigned under Diagnostic Code 8520 for paralysis of the sciatic nerve such that separate ratings for the other nerves could potentially be prohibited as pyramiding. 38 C.F.R. § 4.14. However, the evidence in this particular case does not allow the Board (limited to its lay sensibilities and reliant upon competent medical evidence) to make this determination with adequately informed clarity. The Board takes judicial notice of the fact (without relying upon the information for any binding determination in this case) that the identified nerves involve branches of the sciatic nerve such that some degree of overlapping symptomatology / impairment may be suggested. However, it is not clear that assignment of separate ratings for multiple nerve involvement is necessarily inappropriate in this case. The Board observes that it is a matter of public record that the Court, albeit in a non-precedential manner, has noted that there are situations where, for example, "compensating the appellant's sciatic nerve symptoms separately [from external popliteal (common peroneal) nerve symptoms] would appear to not run afoul [of] the rule against pyramiding. 38 C.F.R § 4.14 (2015)." Defazio v. McDonald, 2015 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1304 (U.S. App. Vet. Cl. Sept. 28, 2015) (non-precedential).
  13. MY QUESTION IS TO FIND OUT IF ANY MEMBER HERE IS RATED FOR LOWER EXTREMITY RADICULOPATHY AND ANY OTHER NERVES
  14. yes ill show here.... but please remember,,, im alreaady rated 10% bilat for radiculopathy DC 8520 and judge knew that .... thats why im confused.. unless judge granted based on what he knew in record should allow it...?
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