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    CP done. Here are results.

    So far, VA.gov says evidence was reviewed 3/20. Not other update since that. Expected completion date is September sometime. Claim was started 2/4/19. Thank you and Good luck to you Rfaber!
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    Possible L5/S1 fusion

    What is typical rating? Does it still go by ROM?
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    Any positive experiences with C&P exams? In general or specifically with back claims

    Its all rated on range of motion, so stop moving when the pain increases if you have constant pain. DO NOT force yourself to go as far as you absolutely can.
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    Radiculopothy and Restless Leg Syndrome

    Anyone know if this will be separated into 2 different ratings now? I was rated at 10% for each of the following: - lumbar radiculopathy of the left lower extremity to include restless leg syndrome (previously rated as DC 8620) - right leg restless leg syndrome (previously rated as DC 8620)
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    CP done. Here are results.

    I will keep you guys posted on the proposed rating. THANKS!
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    CP done. Here are results.

    So....guess I need to look at it as a minimum of 30, possibly higher. Seems that of the symptoms listed I have 3 listed in 30%, 1 out of 50%, and 2 out of 70%.
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    CP done. Here are results.

    Here is this: b. Relevant Occupational and Educational history (pre-military, military, and post-military): He served from 2003-2015, medically discharged ( cervical and back problems), since that he has been working as a security manager, changed companies, has reprimands from his supervisors...
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    Radiculopothy and Restless Leg Syndrome

    I was diagnosed with both left leg radiculopathy and restless leg syndrome. Radiculopathy is now bilateral. On recent CP exam for radiculopathy increase it was noted on the DBQ for my back as: Veteran is SC'd for left lower extremity radiculopathy to include restless leg syndrome. Please...
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    Guess that rating!!

    Nothing?
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    CP done. Here are results.

    Hopefully you are right!!! I was going by just the verbiage though. Someone had posted a chart that had this exact wording listed at 30%.
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    CP done. Here are results.

    The claimant's responses on the PHQ-9 produced a score of 16 - in the "Moderately - Severe" range A a 37 y.old Vet, a husband and father, lives with the family, works as a safety manager. He was medically discharged in 2015 due to his spine problems. He states...
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    Guess that rating!!

    Just saw my CP exam results on Blue Button. Here's what it says for my lower back. Didn't want to post the entire thing, but here are what I thought would be important: Forward Flexion (0 to 90): 0 to 25 degrees Extension (0 to 30): 0 to 15 degrees...
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    Depression

    Had C/P Exam yesterday. Ebenefits shows Preparation for Decision already.
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    C & P Mental Health Appointment

    Keep us posted on what you are rated at. Hope it goes well.
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    C & P Mental Health Appointment

    If you don't mind, what did they ask? I looked through the DBQ and it really didn't seem to have much. I go to my appointment next week and want to be prepared.
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    C & P Mental Health Appointment

    So I read through the DBQ. What questions do they actually ask though? The DBQ questions seem like the provider would have to ask other questions to answer.
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    Depression

    Any thoughts on the above notes from my last visit?
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    Depression

    Finally having a C/P Exam for this. Notes from the last visit with doc state: Risk Factors: Male Impulsive change in mental health status other: depressed and anxious GAD-7:11 PHQ9: 17 Adjustment Disorder, With mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood, Unspecified Depressive Disorder, Chronic Pain
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    Depression

    Went and submitted a reconsideration of the claim with the DAV VSO's help this past Friday. Tuesday I got a letter that they sent the claim and supporting paperwork (doctors notes, etc) to the VA. They said that you can file a Reconsideration instead of an appeal and it gets done quicker...
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    Most recent MRI

    Not sure about the codes but it says Lumbar digenerative disc disease post L5/S1 lamienectomy and discectomy. Was at 20, now at 10. Appeal started in June.
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