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Knee, Shoulder, Back, Migraines C&P Next Week


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I have my general C&P exam next Tuesday, and after hearing so many horror stories i just want to be prepared.

For the ROM tests, ive been looking at

http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/shoulderandarm.html

http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/kneeandleg.html

But will the doctor have you lying down or standing up for the knee and shoulder portion?

For migraines, how can they test for how many i have other than whats in my active duty records, and the fact ive been on medication for a little under a year now?

If anyone has had a C&P exam for joint issues and can recall how it normally goes, id really appreciate it. I only spent 5 years on active duty but dont want to be fighting with the VA once i leave

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Hi JohnReid Concerning your question on headaches, go to the same site and for diagnostic code 8100 Migraines you find the symptoms and their ratings. For headaches, a 10% rating would result if you had a least one prostrating event every two months. Less than that would result in 0% possibly. If you have a log of when you have had headaches daily, their duration and frequency and whether they were prostrating, down load it into ebenefits before you go to the C&P. Bring a copy and ask the examiner if they have seen it in your record; if no, ask if they would like a copy. If the say no and you happen to be denied, you can appeal because they didn't address your evidence. 

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10 hours ago, JohnReid said:

I have my general C&P exam next Tuesday, and after hearing so many horror stories i just want to be prepared.

For the ROM tests, ive been looking at

http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/shoulderandarm.html

http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/kneeandleg.html

But will the doctor have you lying down or standing up for the knee and shoulder portion?

For migraines, how can they test for how many i have other than whats in my active duty records, and the fact ive been on medication for a little under a year now?

If anyone has had a C&P exam for joint issues and can recall how it normally goes, id really appreciate it. I only spent 5 years on active duty but dont want to be fighting with the VA once i leave

For the headaches do a 30 day log to show how bad it is and give them a copy.

Next yes they will have you lay down for the Knee.  Shoulder you should be standing.  Here is something important to remember when you are in there.  You tell them when it is painful!  When you first feel the pain not when you get to the point you are about to cry.  They will do a few tests on each one and just be honest.  Don't try to man up on this test as it hurts you in the end.

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1 hour ago, shrekthetank1 said:

For the headaches do a 30 day log to show how bad it is and give them a copy.

Next yes they will have you lay down for the Knee.  Shoulder you should be standing.  Here is something important to remember when you are in there.  You tell them when it is painful!  When you first feel the pain not when you get to the point you are about to cry.  They will do a few tests on each one and just be honest.  Don't try to man up on this test as it hurts you in the end.

Thanks, when i look at http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/kneeandleg.html

For the knee straightening portion it looks you're sitting on a bench, with your feet dangling off, and they'll ask you to extend your knee all the way out.

But you're saying they'll have you lay down like in this

Im kind of confused about how they will see you far you can straighten/bend your knee while you're on your back?

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It does not matter which way they do it.  The biggest part is to say when you feel pain!  They will have a divine that will measure your bend.  Just like the video.  

 

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