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Hello, I am retired Army Field Artillery NCO and I was trained in both the old Honest John Rocket and Lance Missile systems, if anyone is familiar with them. Anyway I currently have a 30% rating with VA and I had another C&P exam last July in an attempt to get an increase. Well it didn't work and my rating was continued. So I am thinking I should start getting treatment from the VA to establish a record with them and try again in a year. I have been using Tricare and have been treated for my back (DDD) by a civilian Physical Rehabilitation / Pain Management doctor which basically has consisted of epideral injections and Norco. My civilian PCP is now managing my Norco. I have my first VA appointment next month and was wondering what I am in for and am asking for any advice from anyone on this forum. Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I am retired Army Field Artillery NCO and I was trained in both the old Honest John Rocket and Lance Missile systems, if anyone is familiar with them. Anyway I currently have a 30% rating with VA and I had another C&P exam last July in an attempt to get an increase. Well it didn't work and my rating was continued. So I am thinking I should start getting treatment from the VA to establish a record with them and try again in a year. I have been using Tricare and have been treated for my back (DDD) by a civilian Physical Rehabilitation / Pain Management doctor which basically has consisted of epideral injections and Norco. My civilian PCP is now managing my Norco. I have my first VA appointment next month and was wondering what I am in for and am asking for any advice from anyone on this forum. Thanks in advance.

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Welcome aboard. You might also do a web search for the MEB and PEB forums. They have a lot of information for retirees there. Terry

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HELLO ....................

Not to be rude or abrasive but this topic has turned from new member Honest John Lance

post of Introducing himself into another new member's (welcome aboard Deltawife) topic for

Claims/Benefits Research.

I would try to split it up into different Forums but it's gotten too convoluted at this point.

A big welcome and sorry for the hijacked topic to Honest John Lance.

Anytime someone wants to go off topic - let's please start a new topic

under the right Forum.

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