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Osteroarthritis And Ddd



Are these two conditions the same ??

Are they rated the same??

Could somebody explain the difference between the two??

I just noted that in my sons claim it was for Osteroarthritis but there was nothing in the rating about this only the DDD.



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I have DDD. Osteoarthritis is DDD. As the disc breaks down, the bones try to repair the area. This creates bone spurs or osteophites. The ostephites can be the source of significant pain. Also, the discs that are breaking down can be a source of pain.

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DJD/ DDD is rated under disorders of the spine. Either limitaton of motion or incapacitating episodes.

They do not combine them for they are on the same part of the Body. ( Pyramiding)

However with DDD they will service connect other issues relates suich as Nerve damage caused by the Disk separate.

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I got a question related to similar claim. So far only lumbar issues are SC 10% for me, but VA noted DDD first years ago. I wonder if VA considers lumbar/DDD connected, or if I have to file a claim for those details also? I have this gut feeling if it isnt spelt out in detail on the SC claim, then I have to do new paperwork. I also have knee and lower leg vein issues, which also I believe in turn aggravate my hips and feet. Am trying to get VA support and remain status quo or improve even - sure takes work. ty, cg

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