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  1. Good day all, I have a question for you, BVA granted my claim in Feb 2020 for degenerative disc disease. In July of 2020 I went and had Lumbar Fusion from L4 to S1. I put in a claim to increase my rate because my conditions have gotten worst. I put in for 100 percent temporary for recouping from surgery. I also put in for increase in Lumbar degenerative disease, for scar from surgery, and last for Rt leg Radiculopathy. Now my question is if these are granted, would back pay go back to Feb, 2002 or July 2020 when I applied? Currently
  2. Good day to all. A little background before I get to my questions... I am a 70% disabled veteran and was recently let go from my job as a service technician. Admittedly, the job was hard on me because of my main disability (back condition). The owner of the company gave me a letter that stated I was "laid off" on a permanent basis. Essentially, I was fired. I was "laid off" the day after I came back from a week off for recuperating after aggravating my back condition on the job. I did have a doctor's note and the owner was already aware that I was a disabled vet. During my meeting with t
  3. In Sept I had c@p exam for rate increase on lower Lumbar. On July this year I had lower lumbar fusion for 3 disc. So at the exam the Doctor looked at my scar on back, and at my legs, he did not take any reading of ROM measurements, because he stated I am not supposed to bend or twist my back. So now I wonder how the Rater will look at this, Yes it is service connected disability. Has this ever happen to anyone else if so what's your story for insight for me. Thank you Ken
  4. If the V.A. is issuing you medication, let's just say it's for back pain, does that mean your about to when your claim? Sorry guys about the initial post. Thanks for those that have answered!
  5. I was awarded 20 percent disability for Lumbar disc degeneration, and I had surgery last month for lumbar fusion, I have put in for temp 100 percent disability its been more than 30 days, so any one have any ideas how long it takes to be approved. I sent in letter from surgeon, and operation report. Thanks Ken
  6. BVA awarded my lower back injury as in service, but 3 yrs later I needed surgery for my lower back, so I place a claim for rate increase. (Lower back fusion L3-to S1) in this rate increase claim, will they have that same information I had in my c-file when the BVA awarded my case? Thank Ken
  7. I submitted my supplemental claim 3 days ago for the following diagnosis with evidence: - Flat Feet (Primary) - Bilateral Plantar Fasciitis (Secondary) - Bilateral Pronation to mid and rear foot (Secondary) - Intra-articular Hip Pain (Primary) - Femoroacetabular Impingement (Secondary) - Right Adductor Groin Pain (Tertiary) - Athletic Pubalgia (Tertiary) - Osteitis Pubis (Tertiary) - Right Knee Pain - Low Back Pain - Left Tennis E
  8. I am a little confused, I have "psoriatic arthritis, also claimed as back condition" as my current and only rated condition 20%, which was from my initial claim 10 years ago. They were submitted as 2 different items, "back pain" & "psoriatic arthritis" but combined. Anyway, I submitted a claim in september for an increase to my P.A. and a few other new claims related to tgr P.A. and had C&Ps in November. I have been waiting ever since with no updates, denials, deferrals, granted claims etc. Last week I get a call for a contractor exam about my back. I was a bit confused, about why
  9. This is my latest C&P what am I looking at? Can anyone break this down? Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P Examination Request? [X] Yes [ ] No Evidence Comments: BOARD REMAND 1. Diagnosis ------------ Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a cervical spine (neck) condition? [X] Yes [ ] No Cervical Spine Common Diagnose
  10. I have a rating for Scheuermann's Kyphosis, which is basically curvature of my spine. My total ROM is very close to the next highest rating. I have a C-shapped spine, meaning I already lean forward xyz degrees. So of course, it already looks like my Flexion when I bend forward is more than it really is, because of my C-shapped spine. My question is this. How does one get around the Total ROM testing, when the shape of one's back is already curved forward? Has anyone else had experience with alternative measurements in the ROM test? Below is similar to how my current curvature looks, which incr
  11. Hey everyone. Ive been in the army for 5 years and im getting out in 197 days exactly and im just down right terrified. I wana cry at night cause im scared but my body wont let me shed one tear. Im here partly to get help to understand what i should do to get va disability, personal stories and partly for emotional support. Im going to behavior health for suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety currently. Ive been speaking to my ex girlfriend shes studying to be a shrink and she thinks i have paranoid schizophrenia and i was speaking to my mother the other day she said my sister has said for
  12. Hello everyone, I am just curious at what I looking at for compensation. I am currently SC 20% for back and 10% for right radiculopathy. I am looking to get SC for left radiculopathy and an increase in my back. Thoughts please. My thoughts. I get SC for bilateral readiculopathy @ 10% each and back stays the same at 20%. my goal is to get 30-40% for back. Important sections are in bold to cut through the silt.... LOCAL TITLE: C&P EXAMINATION STANDARD TITLE: C & P EXAMINATION NOTE DATE OF NOTE: A
  13. Hi everyone! Hope all is well! My boyfriend has his C/P on Saturday for his increase request that he put in back in November. Can you give your opinions on the results of the C/P? VA Notes Source: VA Last Updated: 18 Mar 2015 @ 0431 Sorted By: Date/Time (Descending) VA Notes from January 1, 2013 forward are available 3 calendar days after they have been completed and signed by all required members of your VA health care team. If you have any questions about your information please visit the FAQs o
  14. I have currently have a diagnosis for bilateral patella phemorial syndrome I am rated at 20 %for that and 20 % for bilateral Achilles tendinitis .I have in my medical files after falling off a obstical course it says add back therapy to treatment and for months after that date continuation of back pain and therapy. In my civilian records in more recent times i have been diagnosed with 2 herniated disks in my lower back. in the same area where the back pain was at in service. I have had pain in my back sense service .I was informed that the disk issue could be caused by the fall.
  15. I have noticed most of the site is geared towards helping people file and maintain claims etc and is a wealth of info for that!!! the problem i am having is my back is in rough shape and after getting xrays to find out how bad it was for a comp and pen i now know how bad it is.... i wrote to my doctor via secure messaging and was informed that the ortho i see for other problems does not do backs... but they may be able to tell me where i can get help... i dont do pain pills and im not going to start, other guys i served with that have problems smoke pot for their pain... i refuse to smoke pot
  16. "Hi, my name is DeadPlug. I have been a long time follower of this website and this is my first post." HI DEAD PLUG! "Thanks! My problem has been in gaining timely care, or.. care in general from the V.A." *Grumbling ensues* "I know I know. They are monsters. Here we go:" January 2006 Joined U.S. Army Infantry, 11B (19 years old) – Private. May 2006 Korea, Camp Casey (Light Infantry/Bradley Operator) (A snippet of my training) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd3_1407015733 May 2007 Texas (FOUO: Ops Asst.) October 2007 Hemorrhoid problems begin
  17. I began a claim in August 2013, after going to the VAMC for the past 12 years from time to time for what they now call "anxiety and depression". I initially went to the VARO and they initiated a claim for "anxiety due to physical assault in basic training" and "back condition". Only on my second visit to the VARO did they provide me with Form 21-0781 for determining PTSD. The VAMC according to my medical records have never used the term "PTSD" in my file as of yet. I have since gone to the DAV for representation, thanks in part to the great information on this website. I gave them my budd
  18. 1. Diagnosis: Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a thoracolumbar spine (back) condition? YES If yes, provide only diagnoses that pertain to thoracolumbar spine (back) conditions: Diagnosis #1: Low back strain and degenerative disc disease Date of Diagnosis: UNKNOWN 2. Medical history: The veteran stated during his military service in the Army, he was playing football when he injured his head, low back, and his left shoulder. He was tackled and he was knocked out for about 30 min. He was transferred to the hospital. He said that his first memor
  19. I am currently in the process of my first claim. I am petitioning for an increase based on my two bulging disks, the narrowing of my spinal collumn, and the thoracic/lumbar arthritis. The migraines are something I just realized may be connected. I usually just ate my motrin 800 , drank some water, and laid down when they would come around. At my appt today, i brough it up with my new doc and explained the symptoms exactly. He said theres a good chance it has to to with my back issues. Question 1: Do I file a new claim for migraines? Question 2: Do i have to wait for my current increase t
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