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Right Arm Nerve (pn) Damage Not Rated


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I had a C&P exam for my lower back, legs and arm/hand numbness and tingling problem. An EMS was done and it was determined that I had nerve damage to my lower back, both legs and arms. I was only rated at 10% for my lower back and both legs. I was not given a rating for my left arm/hand nerve problem because it was not associated with the lower back condition. I was already rated 10% for the right arm nerve damage problem from a previous C&P. If the C&P examiner found a nerve (PN) problem with my left arm, shouldn't it have been given a rating even if it was not related to the lower back.

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I had a C&P exam for my lower back, legs and arm/hand numbness and tingling problem. An EMS was done and it was determined that I had nerve damage to my lower back, both legs and arms. I was only rated at 10% for my lower back and both legs. I was not given a rating for my left arm/hand nerve problem because it was not associated with the lower back condition. I was already rated 10% for the right arm nerve damage problem from a previous C&P. If the C&P examiner found a nerve (PN) problem with my left arm, shouldn't it have been given a rating even if it was not related to the lower back.

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Chiefhouse

I had a "finding" also. same old story, I need to get IMO to raise my rating. have heard of few stories of easy rate raises, not many tho. Good to ask questions, maybe someone else has similar or better experience.I am currently putting in for increase for service connected ?new finding on service connected condition, plan to go the full request for increase here, namely, Request to add this "new info" to my claim since I am already "connected" for lower lumbar issues. On other note, I once discussed nonSC condition with VA, asthma, asked if I needed meds or evaluation. I said yes. Non service connected, charges OHI for the stuff I was usually recieving outside of VA also. I learn to keep VA items clear cut now, no double claims with OHI.

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Chiefhouse, Arm numbness originates from the cervical spine at C5 THROUGH C7.If the numbness is at the thu,b of forefinger then the median nerve is effected. If the numbness is outside in the other fingers then it is the Ulnar Nerve that is effected. You would have to ask for a Cervical spine condition secondary to the back injury.

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