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

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    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

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raytaylor

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ihave two c @p friday for eerg-emg -secondary pain to back,saterday for mental deppresion secondary back lumbar 1,2,3,ddd,annlus tear,spondy at3-4 already sc 40%after 4 yrs fighting w \va-tuesday-go for 3rd facet injections,thank god for viciton. p..s. give me some in put please my fellow vets ,i know the system pretty good, because of this site .huraaa hadit.com

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don't know all the acronyms you used, but i feel your pain, ray. have experience with neck/lumbar back pain, depression and the worst, it seems (painwise) was the second perianular fissure i had over a year and a half was removed two days ago (was a tear from hell). 15cc removed this time, last about double that. this was post-changes in digestion/stools after swa cuisine and psych med-enhanced weight-gain. not a pretty topic, but that's part of one vet's (and it seems like more) life in the va universe.

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Found this, so I see what you mean by eeg-emg:

"An EEG, also known as an electroencephalogram, is a test to detect problems in the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to help diagnose seizure disorders, look for causes of confusion and to evaluate head injuries, tumors, infections, degenerative diseases and metabolic diseases that affect the brain.

The EMG laboratory performs all of the nerve conduction and EMG studies at (university hospital). An EMG, or electromyography, is a test that assesses the health of the muscles and the nerves controlling the muscles. The test is most often used when people have symptoms of weakness and an examination shows impaired muscle strength. It can help to differentiate primary muscle conditions from muscle weakness caused by neurologic disorders."

Best wishes for all of those procedures and c&p exams. I hope to get the same tests from my tbi screening in the near future.

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my bad, annular is back, perianal is butt. how embare-ass-ing lol oh well, hope you get to the "bottom" of whatever help you need.

Annular Tear

- Discussion:

- lesion labeled annuular tear or internal disruption is based on

concept of leaking disc, one which permits the irritating liquid

material normally restricted to the center of the disc to come into

contact with the innervated tissue;

- annular tissue that permits egress of this liquid has a poor capacity

for healing;

- at most, a thin layer of scar tissue at the periphery of the tear may

seal the leak but leave the disc highly susceptible to retearing;

- where as herniated disc has a significant capacity to be resolved w/

time, annular tear continues to produce symptoms indefinitely;

- clinical picture is based on pain related to increased intradiscal

pressure and irritability of neural structures;

- annular tear is usually produced by injury that increases intradiscal

pressure significantly;

- predominant element in the history is back pain, either alone or in

exess of leg pain;

- leg pain may be either unilateral or bilateral;

- increases in intradiscal pressure exacerbate the pain;

- pain is often worse when sitting than when standing;

- coughing & sneezing worsen the pain as do forward bending and lifting;

- on PE no nerve compression is evident;

- key finding is positive sciatic stretch test that produces back pain

or back pain greater than leg pain;

- positive test is presummably produced by tension on irritated dural

tissue or possibly by increased intradiscal pressure;

- myelogram, MRI, & CT, tests show no compression of neural structures;

- key test is discography with CT discography;

- positive examination will show dye extending into the epidural space

or extending to the periphery of the disc where it can contact

innervated portion of the annulus fibrosus;

- posiitve test also requires a reproduction of pain accompanying

injection of dye;

- back pain alone or back pain greater than leg pain;

- increased back pain with increased intradiscal pressure;

- reproduction of back pain to greater degree than leg pain by sciatic

stretch test;

- no neurologic deficit;

- reproduction of pain by discography and discographic dye extending to

or beyond the periphery of the annulus fibrosis;

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don't know all the acronyms you used, but i feel your pain, ray. have experience with neck/lumbar back pain, depression and the worst, it seems (painwise) was the second perianular fissure i had over a year and a half was removed two days ago (was a tear from hell). 15cc removed this time, last about double that. this was post-changes in digestion/stools after swa cuisine and psych med-enhanced weight-gain. not a pretty topic, but that's part of one vet's (and it seems like more) life in the va universe.

thanks for info,you almost have too be a dr. to be disabled.huraaaa

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a lot of times i think about the vets whose symptoms make it impossible for them to do any kind of research, and are wasting away somewhere without the benefit of places like hadit or even the means to ask for help

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