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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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Traumatic Artheritis Need Help With Claim

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I am in need of any advice on traumatic artheritis in my entire back which I am SC for due to injuries that occured during service 20 plus years ago. I had a MRI that showed my whole back is eat up with artheritis and I did not need an MRI to tell me that but I did the blood test Doctors evaluated the back and MRI and called it traumatic artheritis. In the VA C/P examainers opinion he stated the Artheritis was not service connected of course I was in a jeep wreck during service hurt my back during same time frame backs been nothing but trouble. I started out with a back strain/ Jeep wreck herinated L5 S1 now they are replacing the very four disc from the sacrum up and putting in rods and screws and fusion in May. What do I do to get a Doctor to say that as the progression of the deteriation of my back from then to now is the direct result of my SC back? I am scheduled for surgery but for the last 4 years my back has really been steping out on me. Any thoughts let me know I am sure some of you may have the answer I need just not sure how explain it to them that makes sense.

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I was service connected for gun shot wounds in 1968. I showed up at the VA clinic in 2007 with arthritis in my knees, hip and back. Had a decent doctor that explained to me that my abnormal gait for the last 40 years had thrown my joints out. With his help I was able to service connect those issues as secondary. All it took was a letter from him and quite a bit of waiting.

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