C&p Exam For Peripheral Nerves
Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:46 PM
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:39 AM
They may do a nerve conduction test where the put a needled in one place and a second needle zap you and measure how long it takes for electricity to go from A to B
I had one from a civilian doctor and it came back as "normal"; the reflex test where they take the mallet and hit you on the knees was abnormal.
Still I am on neurotin for the burning and tingling in my leg and feet.
Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:06 AM
My outside doctor also wrote a letter saving PN is a known secondary condition of DMII and I have it.
Also use the search funtion and find the VA DMII training letter to see if you have any other secondary complications, HBP, eyes, etc.
Take care. Terry Sturgis
Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:42 PM
That is about what my test for PN consisted of was pin pricks on my hands and feet. I did have EMG but that was ignored.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:32 PM
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:47 AM
The nurse was very nice, but the exam was quick. I thought they would do an EMG and I thought I was going to see a doctor. Anyway, at very least, my doctor says I have PN and it was caused by diabetes. So, I think VA will have to connect it secondary to diabetes. I saw where PN is usually rated complete or incomplete as mild, moderate and severe. I think PN is rated as complete (70 dominent or 60), incomplete severe (50/40), moderate (40/30), mild (20/20). I would think mine warrants between moderate and mild for upper and lower hands and feet. Again, I was just expecting a doctor and the EMG. The nurse, again, was very very nice. Now, I'll just wait and coninue taking my medication.
Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:36 PM
I just had an appt. at the VA to check whether I have P/Neuropathy, secondary to my Diabetees II. The VA doc stated in his report that I have do. Do I now have to get an official C&P exam, or should I just submit paperwork for a claim secondary to Diabetees II, and the raters will by pass the C&P. Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for any help.
Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:45 PM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:35 PM
My VA primary doc arranged for the appt.
What is lowballing the secondary?
Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:24 AM
Offerring you a lesser amount or giving a 0% rating would definately be lowballing.
Not giving you a fair and substantial award.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:44 PM
Just to let you know, my C&P exam for PN consisted of the Dr, using his pen to determine where I had feeling or no feeling in both feet. The results for the exam was 30% PN for lower lt extremity and 30% PN for lower rt extremity.
At my recent annual exam by my PCP, the nurse, after telling me to close my eyes and not cheat, was surprised at the small area of the bottoms of both feet that I was able to feel anything.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:28 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:59 PM
The other day I went to a diabetes specialist Iwas aasked a question that no one ever asked do I have pain in my hands (neuropathy). No one has ever asked this question and I never gave it any thought, but I do have pain, tingling, and the drops in both hands. Is this rated separately from the feet and if so should I put in a claim for this. I am already rated for diabetes II.
Unfortunately it can be in hands and other places.There are medications that can help.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:26 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:00 PM
If you are diabetic you may have ED also. Thats worth $96 but I would have woody than the money.