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  1. Hi everyone. Thanks for all the information. I received a determination, finally. The VA did lump my spine issues into one. 20% for lumbosacral strain, degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, and vertebrae fracture. 10% for radiculopathy, left lower extremity and 10% for radiculopathy, right lower extremity. I have some other rated disabilities for a combined 60%. I am working on an appeal. I will claim my spine issues be rated individually. Is that reasonable? I think I will also claim my cervical spine be rated as secondary to my lumber spine. My cervical ROM is less. Also, the c
  2. Hi. I need some guidance. I currently am 40% VA disabled, including 10% for lumbosacral strain. I submitted A claim 23MAR2018 under the Gulf War and the VA denied most of my claims, but deferred a few. I am waiting on the deferred items, the lumbosacral strain, the vertebrae fractures caused by osteopenia, and sciatica. I had a MRI on my back in FEB 2018 and the following are basically the results. L1 - moderate fracture. L2 - mild to moderate fracture. L3 - moderate to severe fracture. T11 - mild fracture. L3 - moderate stenosis. L2 - mild stenosis. Multilevel degenerative
  3. Hi. I have a couple questions and welcome all recommendations for my disability claim. I am currently 10% disabled for lumbosacral strain and deferred decision for this and vertebrae fractures caused by osteopenia. I had a MRI February 2018 and results include moderate compression fracture of L1, mild to moderate compression fracture of L2, moderate to severe compression fracture of L3, mild compression fracture of T11. Additionally, L3 moderate spinal canal stenosis, L2 mild to moderate retropulsion with mild spinal canal stenosis, multilevel degenerative changes, multilevel disc bulges,
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