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Ddd Of The Neck And Lower Back

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I'm looking for information as to how to go about making a claim for DDD cervivcal and lower back. Does this fall under Agent Orange? I stated I had some back problems before I entered the military and while I was in basic training had to go to the hospital for some therapy so that info should be in my medical records. I'm just trying to tie in the service connection. I'm presently under- going therapy at the va medical center for my conditions. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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These are not Agent Orange related.

Do you have a compete copy of your SMRs?

The VA will compensate a pre -existing condition they knew of upon enlistment -that service has aggravated.

This case is example of that type of award:

http://www4.va.gov/vetapp10/files2/1012597.txt

Also could there be any link of the DDD and back to the 50% SC you get now?

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Berta, I don't have my smr's, but I do have my personal records that I requested and It indicated that I stated I had a back back before I entered the military. I have a claim pending

for another condition. Can I request my medical records from the va even though I have a claim outstanding?

These are not Agent Orange related.

Do you have a compete copy of your SMRs?

The VA will compensate a pre -existing condition they knew of upon enlistment -that service has aggravated.

This case is example of that type of award:

http://www4.va.gov/v...es2/1012597.txt

Also could there be any link of the DDD and back to the 50% SC you get now?

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