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Tension Headaches

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Hello All! I am service connected for Cervical DDD as well as Cervical Radiculopathy. I have a claim in for headaches due to my Cervical condition. The Examiner states that it is ( at least as likely as not ) that the Headaches which the claiment report are triggered or originates as a result of his Cervical Spine condition. I was diagnosed as having Tension Headaches. Are Tension Headaches ratable? I have searched and all I can find that comes close to this is Migraines.

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all headaches fall under the migraines (DC 8100) so yes it's ratable, esp. if cervical spine is causing the issue, you can claim as secondary.

Hello All! I am service connected for Cervical DDD as well as Cervical Radiculopathy. I have a claim in for headaches due to my Cervical condition. The Examiner states that it is ( at least as likely as not ) that the Headaches which the claiment report are triggered or originates as a result of his Cervical Spine condition. I was diagnosed as having Tension Headaches. Are Tension Headaches ratable? I have searched and all I can find that comes close to this is Migraines.

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all headaches fall under the migraines (DC 8100) so yes it's ratable, esp. if cervical spine is causing the issue, you can claim as secondary.

I just want to jump in here and add that

prior to the October 2008 regulatory changes in DC 8045 - brain trauma,

the rating criteria allowed a 10% capped evaluation, for subjective headaches due to DC 8045.

This is what I am currently stuck under for headaches, until I request a re-evaluation

under the current criteria.

I have a long story behind this one - lol.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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