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Questions On C& P Exams

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Hello Forum

i have been following thur with my claim for PTSD for going on a yr. now.

been diagonosed With PTSD and on meds. gaf scores recorded between 45 and 60

I have upcoming C& P exams 1)psych 2) x-ray 3)orthopedic

my questions are the following:1)what does a psych exam consist of and how does it relate to PTSD claim? 2) whos ever heard of an X-ray C&p exam? 3) why are they doing an ortho exam?

Currently 60% SC for:

Paralysis of posterior tibial nerve 20% (attacked by Unknown soldier with power lawnmower)

Back strain ..secondary to abnormal gait/walking from injured r/leg foot 10%

superficial scars 10%

loss of motion of ankle 30%

intervertbral disc syndrome 10% All SC'ed

Thanks for any input.

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Not sure about you other questions but your PTSD exam is probably to provide a nexus for your PTSD from service since I take it it's stemming from the lawnmower incident. If your lawnmower incident is documented in your SMR's this should be easily service connected.

Hello Forum

i have been following thur with my claim for PTSD for going on a yr. now.

been diagonosed With PTSD and on meds. gaf scores recorded between 45 and 60

I have upcoming C& P exams 1)psych 2) x-ray 3)orthopedic

my questions are the following:1)what does a psych exam consist of and how does it relate to PTSD claim? 2) whos ever heard of an X-ray C&p exam? 3) why are they doing an ortho exam?

Currently 60% SC for:

Paralysis of posterior tibial nerve 20% (attacked by Unknown soldier with power lawnmower)

Back strain ..secondary to abnormal gait/walking from injured r/leg foot 10%

superficial scars 10%

loss of motion of ankle 30%

intervertbral disc syndrome 10% All SC'ed

Thanks for any input.

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Not sure about you other questions but your PTSD exam is probably to provide a nexus for your PTSD from service since I take it it's stemming from the lawnmower incident. If your lawnmower incident is documented in your SMR's this should be easily service connected.

Incident def in SMR"S ..spent 16 months in-patient in Army hospital before being medically retired. also have been unemployed for more than 15 yrs. due to chronic PTSD symtoms...

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Were you dx'd PTSD due to this incident or was it something else? Sorry, I forgot to ask.

Incident def in SMR"S ..spent 16 months in-patient in Army hospital before being medically retired. also have been unemployed for more than 15 yrs. due to chronic PTSD symtoms...

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Were you dx'd PTSD due to this incident or was it something else? Sorry, I forgot to ask.

yes was dx'ed for stressor being the attack/lawnmower incident

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