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Paul Deitch
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Question, I am 50%. 20% for left shoulder. I just got a increase for my right shoulder from 20% to 30%. During the c&p exam NP did range of motion on my left shoulder. Said it was bad as the right shoulder. I haven’t put a increase for my left shoulder. Since this is in my records with shoulder problems, should I get a DBQ for my left shoulder or just file for increase.😀

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Paul Did you receive a copy of the exam dbq? Does it provide any values on range of motion for your left shoulder? If not, but you have a comment from the NP that it was "bad', you need values on the range of motion. If both shoulders are s-c, if you get a seperate eval and dbq from an outside source, it is possible that they might act on an increase without a new C&P. I said "possible"; but even if they did, you would already have strong evidence for an increase. Probably worth the investment in getting a separate independent exam IMO.

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I personally would just roll the dice for an increase as they will do a C&P exam to see if it has gotten worse.  You did say you are service connected?  If so file for the increase ASAP.  Do not wait as you just missed another month.

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