Jump to content

Greetings Everyone!


Recommended Posts

This is a great site and have enjoyed reading all of the post!

I come to you from Durham N.C. While in AIT (Fort McClellan, Ala.) I fell from a duece and a half in full bivovac gear on my right side. It is documented in my army medical records that my back was injured However, the specifics were left out ie. how the injury came about. To make a long story short my records only show that I injured my the lumbar and thoracic (sp) part of my back. At least 8-10 visits about my back were documented in my medical records during my 4 year tour.

Several years later, I started to have shoulder and hip pain. X-rays revealed I had a torn right rotator cuff. My civilian Dr. (ortho)informed me the pain in my right hip was coming from the greater trochanter (sp) area.

To complicate matters I had a stroke on April 2007 that hit my right side of my body hard. I am now able to walk after 4 months of physical therapy. However, it has made muscle spasms and pain worse if I walk more than 50 ft. and I now have a gait disturbance.

I filed for V.A. benefits in Aug. 2008 and they are in the process of scheduling my examination. I am anxious about the exam but somewhat relieved that I'm over the hump (I believe).

Are there additional words (outside of the ones already posted) of wisdom out there? Do you think they will see a connection between the injury to my back and shoulder and hip?

Thanks for all you do to help others!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Admin

It will take a Doc to make a nexus to the in service injury and your present condition.

As long as it is in the record and the Doc relates it then you should be fine.

The Stroke bothers me a bit, Did you have any High Blood Pressure readings in service or within the first year you got out?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines