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    Spine - My Timeline

    Check you inbox, I sent you a copy of my attorney's rebuttal letter.
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    Finally over for me...

    No problem, anytime. Take care!
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    Finally over for me...

    In my case (spine) range of motion (and pain) is what is being record during treatment. You have to complete the treatment let medical professional be the one to tell you ( we are not seeing any more improvement in your range of motion and pain level so at this point the treatment is no longer...
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    Finally over for me...

    Get a copy of medical records from the treatment you have gone thru. Bring that with you to your appointment. Let him/her know you have tried all the different treatments you were referred to and they are not helping you. During my appointment I focused on telling him I had tried different...
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    Finally over for me...

    91B. So I began physical therapy and after a few months I was released because my therapist was not seeing any more improvements. I was referred to myotherapy and after a few months of treatment I was released due to no more improvements. In July 2017 my command sent me to see a Navy doctor for...
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    Finally over for me...

    91B I injured my back in 11/2010 while aboard LHD5. I was treated with Physical theraphy and pain medication. I was first offered surgery in Dec of 2013 but I declined. Began receiving steroid injections every 8 - 10 months. In Nov of 2016 a civilian doctor strongly recommended a spine...
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    Finally over for me...

    91B, Here is my timeline: 13FEB17 C4 - C7 Decompression and Spinal Fusion surgery. 21NOV17 MEB Referral submitted. 21NOV17 Met with PEBLO. 23NOV17 Briefing with VA representative. 27NOV17 Briefing with attorney. 19DEC17 C&P exams initiated. 09JAN18 C&P exams completed. 11JAN18 C&P results and...
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    Finally over for me...

    I came back from DC (FPEB) on 07/11my command received my orders on 07/18 but never notified me until today. PDRL DOD 30% VA 60% retirement starts on September 28th and because of all the leave I have saved up I begin terminal leave tomorrow. It was a nice Friday surprise. I was referred to...
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    HELP!! ETS or fight for MEB

    I'm sorry you are going thru this, I understand your frustration. I also had a spine fusion, (Feb 2017) in my case because I was not near a military hospital my surgery was performed by a civilian neuro surgeon. Even before my surgery he wrote a letter to my command explaining my diagnose, the...
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    Accepted findings.

    Cj4n, I had a 3 level spine fusion Cervical flexion ROM 15°. Cervical flexion of 15° or less awards a 30% rating.
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    Accepted findings.

    Brokenlizard, Cervical disk disease was rated at 30% unfitting.
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    Accepted findings.

    Had a pre-hearing yesterday here in DC and I decided to accept the proposed offer PDRL DOD 30% VA 60%. My MEB process started in November of 2017. There were two conditions Radiculopathy and Knee Osteoarthritis that were not considered unfitting by the DOD and I was trying to get that...
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    Spine - My Timeline

    Update as of May 21st: Contesting findings that knee osteoarthritis is not service related and bilateral radiculopathy is not unfitting or contribute to unfitting condition. I got a new letter from my Surgeon listing my spine conditions (Radiculopathy included) that he believes limit my...
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    Spine - My Timeline

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    Spine - My Timeline

    Timeline update: So finally got my findings back. PDRL DOD 30% VA 60% I'm very excited about it but surprised that five of my conditions were not considered service connected. I've been active duty Navy for over 8 years. Tomorrow I have a phone conference with the disability attorney to go...
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    Spine - My Timeline

    Timeline update: 13FEB17 C4 - C7 Decompression and Spinal Fusion. 21NOV17 MEB Referral submitted. 21NOV17 Met with PEBLO. 23NOV17 Briefing with VA representative. 27NOV17 Briefing with attorney. 19DEC17 C&P exams initiated. 09JAN18 C&P exams completed. 11JAN18 C&P results and NARSUM received...
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    Spine - My Timeline

    Timeline update: 13FEB17 C4 - C7 Decompression and Spinal Fusion. 21NOV17 MEB Referral submitted. 21NOV17 Met with PEBLO. 23NOV17 Briefing with VA representative. 27NOV17 Briefing with attorney. 19DEC17 C&P exams initiated. 09JAN18 C&P exams completed. 11JAN18 C&P results and NARSUM...
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    Spine - My Timeline

    Congrats on your proposed ratings. My attorney believes I should be getting at least 30% DOD and 70% VA. As long as I'm 30 DOD I will be ok with it. I'm just ready to turn the page and move on. I check my ebenefits every day but it still says preparation for decision.
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    Questions about the PEB and My ExtendedTimeline

    Good deal. Congrats on your findings. How do you feel about it?
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    Questions about the PEB and My ExtendedTimeline

    I feel your pain. My package was submitted to the VA on Feb 16th, I called PEB (202)685-6422 and I was told it should take 2 - 4 weeks to get ratings back from the VA then another 2 - 4 weeks for PEB Q&A and final decision. This is frustrating process just hang in there. You should be getting...
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