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Back Surgery While on Active Duty

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I'm currently serving on active duty and have been receiving injections for l4, l5 disc bulge.  Today was my tenth injection and I dread every trip to that office.  These injections have provided limited relief over a 3 year period. Today the doctor suggested a surgical referral. My question is, does the VA place a specific rating towards the surgery type performed?  For instance is x% rating provided to a "disc fusion" if the surgery is a success and no pain remains upon separation/retirement?  Can you file a claim and a receive a percentage disability because of the surgery alone?  Or is a claim/rating only possible if the surgery isn't a success and pain remains upon separation/retirement?

Hopefully this isn't a silly question.  

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It's not a silly question  its a good question and a question you need an answer to?

I am not sure  being your still on Active Duty?  but they do have a TEMP COMPENSATION for surgery. you have a year after discharge to file a claim.

 but while your still active I'm just not sure how active personal would go about making a claim? other than checking with your VSO/VSR  or the VBA?

Other elder members like broncovet, asknod, and Ms berta, Gastone will know and answer your question  its a good question.

I believe this has been brought up here on hadit before.

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@arizray Also check out this forum http://www.pebforum.com It's not associated with HadIt.com but it is set up for folks still on Active Duty.


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