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Private Neurology C&p And Emg / Ncv Test


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Question for those of you who had a private neurologist to conduct a C&P exam, did you request an EMG/NCV when you set up the appointment or is that something that was scheduled at another time?

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VA regional offices usually schedule C & P exams whether private or at a VAMC. I have never known of a veteran scheduling a C & P exam.

I assume you are talking about an IME (Independent Medical Exam) so the private neurologist can provide you with an IMO (Independent Medical Opinion) which you can use to support your claim.

My private neurologist provided me with an IME and an IMO. I already had EMG/NCV prior to my IME exam.

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GP,

I'm sorry, let me back up. I'm scheduling an appointment with a neurologist to see me and complete the VA 21-0960C-4 form "Diabetic Sensory-Motor Peripheral Neuropathy Disability Benefits Questionnaire" From the posts I've read it appears that the VA makes determinations of ratings (mild, moderate, etc.) in part based on an EMG. I find this a bit confusing as this report would seem to focus on motor neuropathy rather than sensory neuropathy but I would rather trust an outside neurologist than the VA medical folks.

So what I'm wondering is if I can schedule the appointment with the neurologist and have the EMG done at the same time or if each requires a separate appointment. I've never had this test so I'm not sure what to expect.

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green,

Now I understand. Your neurologist is going to complete a VA DBQ (Disability Benefit Questionnaire) for you. Your neurologist would need to do the EMG/NCV and then do his regular Neuro exam. In my opinion, you need the EMG/NCV first so your neurologist will have the results prior to completing the DBQ. The EMG/ NCV will determine the nerves involved and the severity of nerve damage.

My last EMG/NCV tests took about an hour. You will have needles placed in your muscles and then you will be asked to tighten them, which is somewhat painful. You will also have electrical shocks to different nerves in your extremities.

Good luck to you and Semper Fi.

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