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About gass278th

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  1. My question is I only claimed back injury but will they rate my nerve pain as well because it was found on cp exam or do i need to file another claim for both legs. I have been out of work I have a feeling I am only gona get 20%. I really hope not but who is to say. Id like to get some opinions. please Veteran hasnt worked since 12/2015 because of service connected injury of being thrown out of humvee. 40 degrees forward flexion extension, right and left lateral flexion= 15 rotation = 30 degrees severity analog pain 4-7, and moderate 8-10 quality: aching throbbing burning dull grinding popping sharp and soreness. diagnosed with degenerative joint and disk disease and ivds. veteran experiences flareups and has functional loss regardless of rep use. flareups results of daily activities sitting for short periods and standing for short periods of times. the examination is medically consistent with additional loss during flareups. localized tenderness in abnormal gait guarding resulting in abnormal gait additional contributing factors of disability include: ankylosis adhesions weakened movement due to muscle or peripheral nerve injury instability of station disturbance of locomotion interference with sitting and standing. hip ankle knee and great toe extension 4/5 deep tendon flexes knee and ankle are 1+ = hypoactive veteran has radicular pain and symptons due to radiculopathy constant pain= moderate left and right lower extremity moderate paresthesias= mild numbness= moderate veteran has no other signs of radiculopathy nerve roots involved l4 l5 s1 s2 s3 both right and left= moderate ivds= no bedrest does veterans back affect ability to work= yes veteran report flareups occur daily and secondary to daily living claim type supplemental the veterans assertion of increased pain and loss of function are credible however the probable etiology of the current additional intensity of pain and disability are more than might be normally expected with the current diagnosis therefore the significant increasse of pain from the anticipated level may suggest that it may be more than likely than not attributable to non anatomic cause. The current chief complaints of increased pain and loss of function are more likely than not the result of confounding factors. Confounding factors = ptsd,depression,anxiety. Note: Evaluating the possible impact of these multiple complex confounding factors effecting the veterans perception of musclo skeletal pain are beyond the technical expertise scope of practice of the general medical provider. Rationale: It is more likely than not the service connected injury resulted in a progressive disability of the veterans back.
  2. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    I did not put in a claim for my nerve pain I thought it would be automatically rated with my back cause my back causes it
  3. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    does that mean it will be based on ankylosis or rom
  4. so does that mean they will base it off of ankylosis? i am so confused if they did it will warrant a higher rating than 20%
  5. but the doctor put this in here Also note in addition to those addressed above are there additional contributing factors of disability. Less movement than normal due to ankylosis, adhesions, weakened movement due to muscle or peripheral nerve injury, instability of station, disturbance of locomotion, interference with sitting and standing Would these add to contributing factors to increase my disability been out of work for 5 months ankylosis
  6. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    Also note in addition to those addressed above are there additional contributing factors of disability. Less movement than normal due to ankylosis, adhesions, weakened movement due to muscle or peripheral nerve injury, instability of station, disturbance of locomotion, interference with sitting and standing Would these add to contributing factors to increase my disability been out of work for 5 months I am so scared I can't work as a diesel mechanic and house is going into foreclosure. I have lost my health and bout to loose my house. I am only 28 I am worried that I will only get 20% any suggestions on what rating will be
  7. question # 1 Does the veteran have a diagnosis of a back injury that is at least as likely as not 50 percent or greater probability incured in or caused by the back injury following being thrown from a humvee during service? answer #1 yes, the veterans diagnosis of a back injury is at least as likely as not 50 percent or greater probability incurred in or caused by the back injury following being thrown from a humvee during service. Rationale: It is more likely than not that this veterans service connected injury has resulted in progressive disabilty of the back. Impression allowing for some variability in spinous processes alignment of the thoracic and lumbar spine is normal. no evidence of fracture or traumatic subluxation. few minor thoracic and lumbar degenerative features include the following t10 t12 l1 lower endplate schmorls nodes, mild loss of disc height at l1, l2 with small anterior ostephyte. There is also a lower cervical spine level with mild loss of disc height and small ostephytes. Thoracic and lumbar spine series are otherwise normal. Some straightening of the thoracic spine which could be positional and secondary to muscle spasm. Thoraco lumbar spine thoracic degen joint and disc disease. lumbar degen joint and disc disease. Lumbar intervertebral disc disease with no prescribed bed rest. analog pain severity scale is 4-7 and 8-10 the pain quality includes as follows aching throbbing burning dull grinding popping sharp and soreness forward flexion 0-40 extension 0-15 right and left lateral flexion 0-15 right and left lateral rotation 0-30 veteran has radicular pain right and left lower extremity= moderate intermittent pain= moderate paresthesias and dysesthesias = mild numbness= moderate Indicate nervce roots involved l4/l5/s1/s2/s3 indicate severity of radiculopathy and side affected moderate Note: the veterans assertion of increased pain and loss of function are creditable. However, the probable etiology of the current additional intensity of pain and disability are more than might be expected with the current diagnosis. Therefore, the significant increase in intensity of pain from the anticipated level may suggest that it may be more likely than not attributable to these non anatomic causes. These non anatomic causes can increase patient perception of pain and loss of function. The current chief complaints of increased pain and loss of function are more likely than not the result of confounding factors. Confounding factors are defined as those factors that may intensify the veterans perception of physical musclo skeletal pain, but from various etiologies unrelated to the service related physical injury. Note: possible confounding factors identified in this veterans history include the following depression, ptsd, anxiety. Note: Evaluating the possible impact of these multiple complex confounding factors effecting the veterans perception of musclo skeletal pain are beyond the technical expertise scope of the practice of the general medical provider. (I.e. Clinicans not specialized in psychological issues.) Questions I have Will these issues likely to be service connected, and if so how much? What all problems are rateable, and is my nerve pain rateable or will they deny me because of confounding factors? Also will my radiculpathy be denied because I have depression and ptsd and anxiety? The cp exam said I did straight leg raises and the doctor checked the negative box. I did not perform this test. Also I told him I have muscle spasms, and the va prescribes me tizandine for them. The doctor did not check the muscle spasm box and check no. I did this test in Johnson city, tn. I have a feeling they are trying to screw me, and it seems like it. Also note in addition to those addressed above are there additional contributing factors of disability. Less movement than normal due to ankylosis, adhesions, weakened movement due to muscle or peripheral nerve injury, instability of station, disturbance of locomotion, interference with sitting and standing Would these add to contributing factors to increase my disability been out of work for 5 months I am so scared I can't work as a diesel mechanic and house is going into foreclosure. I have lost my health and bout to loose my house. I am only 28 Will they take in consideration less movement due to ankylosis as mentioned above in this note? or will they base my disability on rom? I have looked up and if they base it on my rom it will be 20%, but who is to say if they will take into consideration ankylosis, and nerve injury? Any advice will help
  8. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    Also note in addition to those addressed above are there additional contributing factors of disability. Less movement than normal due to ankylosis, adhesions, weakened movement due to muscle or peripheral nerve injury, instability of station, disturbance of locomotion, interference with sitting and standing Would these add to contributing factors to increase my disability been out of work for 5 months I am so scaredI can't work as a diesel mechanic and house is going into foreclosure. I have lost my health and bout to loose my house. I am only 28 I am worried that I will only get 20% any suggestions would help this is a complex injury
  9. Hey bub after reading my post what is ur thoughts on a rating u said ivds but i have no prescribe bestest if they was to rate me for DDD they could rate the nerve pain separate. Do you think they will give me ivds so they dnt have to rate nerve pain

    1. gass278th

      gass278th

      I thought the va would rate whatever gives me the higher rating to my understanding it would be DDD with nerve pain

  10. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    At what percentage 20% is what I thought it's a shame to think I cannot perform my duties as a diesel mechanic ne more and have been out of work for 5 months. Any feedback will help I think they should rate the nerve pain plz reply
  11. gass278th

    cp exam for back

    Help please
  12. question # 1 Does the veteran have a diagnosis of a back injury that is at least as likely as not 50 percent or greater probability incured in or caused by the back injury following being thrown from a humvee during service? answer #1 yes, the veterans diagnosis of a back injury is at least as likely as not 50 percent or greater probability incurred in or caused by the back injury following being thrown from a humvee during service. Rationale: It is more likely than not that this veterans service connected injury has resulted in progressive disabilty of the back. Impression allowing for some variability in spinous processes alignment of the thoracic and lumbar spine is normal. no evidence of fracture or traumatic subluxation. few minor thoracic and lumbar degenerative features include the following t10 t12 l1 lower endplate schmorls nodes, mild loss of disc height at l1, l2 with small anterior ostephyte. There is also a lower cervical spine level with mild loss of disc height and small ostephytes. Thoracic and lumbar spine series are otherwise normal. Some straightening of the thoracic spine which could be positional and secondary to muscle spasm. Thoraco lumbar spine thoracic degen joint and disc disease. lumbar degen joint and disc disease. Lumbar intervertebral disc disease with no prescribed bed rest. analog pain severity scale is 4-7 and 8-10 the pain quality includes as follows aching throbbing burning dull grinding popping sharp and soreness forward flexion 0-40 extension 0-15 right and left lateral flexion 0-15 right and left lateral rotation 0-30 veteran has radicular pain right and left lower extremity= moderate intermittent pain= moderate paresthesias and dysesthesias = mild numbness= moderate Indicate nervce roots involved l4/l5/s1/s2/s3 indicate severity of radiculopathy and side affected moderate Note: the veterans assertion of increased pain and loss of function are creditable. However, the probable etiology of the current additional intensity of pain and disability are more than might be expected with the current diagnosis. Therefore, the significant increase in intensity of pain from the anticipated level may suggest that it may be more likely than not attributable to these non anatomic causes. These non anatomic causes can increase patient perception of pain and loss of function. The current chief complaints of increased pain and loss of function are more likely than not the result of confounding factors. Confounding factors are defined as those factors that may intensify the veterans perception of physical musclo skeletal pain, but from various etiologies unrelated to the service related physical injury. Note: possible confounding factors identified in this veterans history include the following depression, ptsd, anxiety. Note: Evaluating the possible impact of these multiple complex confounding factors effecting the veterans perception of musclo skeletal pain are beyond the technical expertise scope of the practice of the general medical provider. (I.e. Clinicans not specialized in psychological issues.) Questions I have Will these issues likely to be service connected, and if so how much? What all problems are rateable, and is my nerve pain rateable or will they deny me because of confounding factors? Also will my radiculpathy be denied because I have depression and ptsd and anxiety? The cp exam said I did straight leg raises and the doctor checked the negative box. I did not perform this test. Also I told him I have muscle spasms, and the va prescribes me tizandine for them. The doctor did not check the muscle spasm box and check no. I did this test in Johnson city, tn. I have a feeling they are trying to screw me, and it seems like it.
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