I have chronic pain caused from a service connected disability that has been rated. I have treated this pain with otc pain meds for many years. I was recently diagnosed with GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus that was caused from the otc pain meds.
I currently have a 90% total disability rating. I want to file a claim for this secondary condition. I am going to ask the gastrointestinal doctor that diagnosed me to write a nexus letter,. Does his letter need to say that he reviewed all of my military records or is it good enough that he just acknowledges that I have chronic pain and taking otc pain meds more likely than not caused my Gerd and Barrett’s Esophagus?