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Ddd Claim Question, And Possible Appeal.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

Sleep apnea 50%"
Migraine headaches 30%
Hypothyroidism 30%.
Degenerative disc disease 20%
cervical spine, with right hand
Degenerative disc disease, 10%
thoracolumbar spine
Tinnitus 10%
Hypogonadism, 0%
An anxiety disorder 0%

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Just got done finishing up a claim for hypothyroidism, and the VA in Provenience cranked it out in just over a month. This got me reviewing my VA records and my DDD of my cervical spine with parasthesias.

This is the quote from the letter:

It should also be noted that the examiner found evidence of right upper extremity
parasthesias; however, this condition does not warrant a separate compensable evaluation
because the evaluation cliteria for the spine takes into consideration radiating pain. In
addition, your motor and reflex examinations were normal. Further, your sensory
examination revealed normal vibration, position, and light touch sensation; however, there was decreased sensation to pinprick in your 4th and 5th fingers. These findings do
not warrant a separate compensable evaluation.

I am thinking of pursing a appeal for the right hand numbness. In my mind it my dominant hand and does cause issues and pain. What is the % range for this condition? I looked in VASRD, but didn’t really find anything. What would be the best away to apporach this appeal? or do I even have a case.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:34 AM

What's your goal?? Are you working?? I'm trying to figure out what you're doing/wanting?




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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

Currently still working as a federal employee and not doing bad considering the various issues that I have. My first goal, is just to make the VA rate my disabilities like they are suppose to be rated. My second goal I am at 90% now with enough items on appeal where it I am getting close to 100%.

That would be nice to take care of the wife and kids for now, in the future and allow me to retire with out money concerns. I am not as disabiled as many members on this board, but stuff keeps popping up. The hypothyroidism creeped up after being retired 1.5 years. But my health record had labs to prove it started active.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

Just wondering what percent I would be getting for my MRI diagnoses:
- Thorac/LUMBOSACRAL neurtis/RADICULITIS unspecified
- degenerative disc disease lumbar spine
- Lumbar Disc Displacement

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

Just wondering what percent I would be getting for my MRI diagnoses:
- Thorac/LUMBOSACRAL neurtis/RADICULITIS unspecified
- degenerative disc disease lumbar spine
- Lumbar Disc Displacement



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