Before we get into flexion and extension specifically, it is important to understand why exactly it is that multiple ratings are allowed for the knee. You just have to have a total of at least two weeks in the last year. The posterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding forward on the tibia or the tibia from sliding backward on the femur. If your back disability affects how you walk, you might certainly qualify for this rating. The functional loss due to fatigue pain must be rated at 25 degrees and the correct rating would be 40 percent.
It is rated based on its most prevalent symptom. The veteran is on narcotics for pain relief which affect his cognition. How does the pain, weakness, etc. As always, just my opinion on the matter. But to have the morphine ready if I did.
If the pain is not severe, but does limit the range of motion, then it is rated 50%. . I think that if it hurts at 30 degrees and you stop at 30 degrees that is one thing. I understand that I could easily get 20% currently have 10%. Basically understand what you are compensated for, that way you can better lock in your percentage.
Basically, it is just saying that it doesnt matter if pain is present or not with the other symptoms. In other words, your thoracolumbar spine does not move and your cervical spine does not move either. Multiple ratings for a single joint cannot be combined unless the codes specifically state that they can as is the case for instability of the knee. Each muscle group affected is rated separately. Instead, you can apply for plantar fasciitis as a secondary condition to pes planus and have them consider both. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
I can barely move the big toe at all. I can straighten the knees fully, but there is pain associated with it. Even better, take some Lay Evidence to your doctor and this should help the doctor to determine whether your instability is slight, moderate or severe. This applies most often to veterans who have periods where their back flares up or goes out, and they simply are unable to do much of anything. My c file also explains that i have to to take frequent breaks at work and prolong jobs longer then normal because of shoulder boss being understanding.
You think you surely should be receiving a higher rating due to the limitations your disability imposes upon your life. Thanks again, and please don't take my many questions as arguing. The fact that you do not have any current evidence of a continued heart condition is an issue as it seems on paper that you do not have an active disability. Any rheumatoid arthritis less severe than noted above is just rated upon its symptoms, such as limited motion. So, spinal disabilities focus on the lack of mobility or range of motion. I am 24, I can't go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, because of the pain.
Many times, its easier to assign a lower rating then trying to correctly apply the law and the correct rating. I recommend that everyone talk to a attorney before settling their case. Rom was his main point in the rating, Arthritis was secondary. I just like to fully understand things that affect me. · : The kneecap slides abnormally or dislocates along the thigh bone during activity.
I had an appointment with the Pain Clinic on Monday. If the dispute is over whether you have a disability, consider additional evidence that can be persuasive. If both feet are affected, and the symptoms are not responsive to any kind of treatment, including surgery, it is rated 30%. A word of caution as you watch this video: the older the video, the older the information. There is a wide diversity of back injuries and diseases, and the has developed a General Rating Formula for Diseases and Injuries of the Spine.
They do look at this because your appointment is not officially over until you walk out of the office. Quick note for you — this post just lays out the basics of the how to , so you can get a sense. While you can apply and appeal on your own, most experts recommend against it. It cannot be a assisted range of motion. A lot of veterans feel that this 10 or 20 percent rating is low for how much their back disability affects them.