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Confused Withc&p Results


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Hello all, I am seeking help to understand the opinion from the C&P results. I am currently rated at 20% for lumbar strain due to a motor vehicle accident in 12/05 while in service.

The examiners medical opinion on cervical was DDD w/stenosis, Gr 1 retrilisthesis w/spasm, Most Likely Caused By Or A Result Of MVA On 12/05. I filede for pain in both shoulders and radiating pain in left arm. The examiner opined that the pain in both shoulders is not caused by the MVA 12/05, she also stated that the cervical radiculopathy is not confirmed to left arm. I do not understand this because I have pain in my left arm it feels like pins and needles shooting into my left hand where I feel numbness in my fingers. I feel this pain on a daily basis. The exaiminer did state that the veterans Cspine condition has resulted in spasm to upper body-shoulder area and decreased use of his left arm in his effort to control pain intensity (what is she saying?). Is she connecting this?

Please any imput would be helpful.

The examiners medical opinion on my lumbar states: HNP/DDD w/LLE radiculopathy, Most Likely Caused By Or a Result Of MVA On 12/05. I claimed left hip pain and left leg radiating pain as secondary to Lumbar Strain. The examiner opined that the left hip condition is less likely caused by or a result of MVA on 12/05. The examiner did state that the veterans left hip pain is largely associated w/his lumbar spine HNP/DDD w/referred neuropathic pain. Can any help me understand this, it is getting hard for me to go to work with all of this pain.

Thanks Postman

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The exam doctor is ignoring the fact that pain in shoulders can be referred pain from the neck. This just so obvious. What is the exam doctor's alternative explanation as to your cervical pain and shoulder pain? In car wrecks the cervical nearly always gets at least whiplash. I got a nice whiplase that was the result of rear end collision that seemed minor at the time until the next day when I could not rasie my head off the pillow.

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The exam doctor is ignoring the fact that pain in shoulders can be referred pain from the neck. This just so obvious. What is the exam doctor's alternative explanation as to your cervical pain and shoulder pain? In car wrecks the cervical nearly always gets at least whiplash. I got a nice whiplase that was the result of rear end collision that seemed minor at the time until the next day when I could not rasie my head off the pillow.

Thanks for the reply John999, the examiners rationale for stateing this is bil. shoulders exrays reveals mild bil. DJD. Veteran w/limited ROM tolerance due to Cspine pain and spasms to paraspinal areas. Physical esam is not consistent w/mild bilateral a.c. seperationas is suggested as possibility in exrays. The mild DJD found on xrays is most likely a result of natural progression and not due to the accident. When I had my exam I had full body spasms with limited ROM.

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