CRSC Question

nakamurak002

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Hello everyone,

Im a 40+year old Army MI Officer (dont laugh), I need a little advice. I have 26 years guard, two deployments. I'm currently in a WTU

I was enlisted USAF Security forces in 2002 and was doing force protection overseas in a LSA for OEF with army and Marines. During this time We had an incidence of Diarrhea in the Camp, possibly over "bad" water. Pallets of bottles water left outside, water leaking out because the seal was bad. Also banged my head on the turret ring of an M-1151 a few times(wore a helmet), never blacked out. Now during that time nobody heard about TBI. We only had slips of paper at the TMC for sick call..it was austere.

I haven't seen anything in my records so far..it may have been lost when I switched to the Army. I have had a colonoscopy for gut problems since then through my own insurance, but nothing was found at that time

in 2008 I got an LOD and was "diagnosed with "Low Back Pain", Patella femoral syndrome..Piriformis syndrome and have a P2 profile. I have been treated with PT and Cortizone into my left hip.

2010 I was doing a KFOR rotation...it was former soviet block so who knows what I was exposed to...definitely burn pits. I fell on some stairs and injured one shoulder and I injured the other one as well and that's in my records

While getting ready for an OEF I had a Catastrophic M-2 failure (one of 4 explosions in 30 days or so) and got shrapnel in my heel..it seemed to get better but I ended up having pains later and limping. tingling, numbness.

While at MOB station the combat arms officers decided I should be the PL and TC of the vehicle. Well running around in body armor, made me a "little" sore. During gunnery training I gut stuck numerous times on interior equipment as I climbed over the chairs and radios to the gunners hatch.

When at WTU the doctor said the MRI showed nothing, but after I complained about pain he sent me to Ortho. I had steroid treatments then surgery 4 months later,They found a tear in the shoulder and had to debride and decompress the shoulder as well as detach and re-attach the bicep. and EMG showed some nerve degradation in my elbow. I have Migraines and recently diagnosed HIGH BP and cholesterol! I have Tinnitus and a hearing aid.

I have not received a P3 yet, Im still being treated. Problem is when I came here it was for the shoulder and right wrist pain. I didn't mention the other things at Intake, thinking I wanted to suck it up and finish my 30.

When that stopped looking possible with the draw down, I started bringing things up. They questioned my timing and truthfulness and sent me to specialists. The specialist Found nerve degradation in my arm. The other one says its reasonable for the shrapnel is causing my numbness in the foot due to its location near the nerve. and of course the shoulder surgery and another round of steroids in my back and possible carpal tunnel in a wrist.

I should I best document, follow up and protect my interest? What may I possibly get?
 

ranger2992

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I am a little confused as to what you are asking? Are you asking what you think your military and VA compensation will be?

As for CRSC, most of what you listed probably wouldn't qualify, but it never hurts to apply. The M-2 explosion injury looks like a good claim as an instrumentality of war. Not sure what your rating will be.

You did a great job of describing your injuries, now just let us know what your specific questions are.

Joe
 

NDBravehart84

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Your spot on ranger... As an older guy that came back in and went with his sons unit to Sadr City... I feel his pain but don't understand the question.
 

nakamurak002

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Sorry guys, I just needed and opinion if it sounds like I could meet the CRSC requirements. The big stressor on my family right now is if I can possibly MEB or not...I've been hanging for over 5 months and still the decision point probably wont be till august. Other soldiers at the WTU said that it sounds like I can MEB, but Im not sure what the clinical proof needs to be in order to do so. I kinda get the opinion the doc dont believe me but the specialists are finding stuff wrong. DO they take into account Solidiering (ruck march, carrying body armor, tactical movement) or is it just the MOS MI stuff making powerpoint slides etc???

By the way...thanks for serving!
 

nakamurak002

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I just got my P3 for my back from pain management with Myofacial Pain Syndrome. They burned three nerves in my lumbar and it reduced my pain 30-50%. Still aches at times and I have stiff movements as well. Anyway I got the P3 and it says I CAN move under fire, wear body armor...carry equipment..it also says I can do pushups and walk for the APFT. My P2 said to bike only...its like the P3 is messed up or not thought through.

But, I had surgery to have shrapnel from my foot and now walk with a limp and use a cane. I had my bicep reattached and a subacromial decompression. but none of that is on the Profile. I talked to my Podiatrist who said that he was also putting in a recommendation for a P3 as well as the ortho shoulder doc. but it wasnt listed yet, maybe the profile was generated prior to the notes being put in?

I also had surgery on one arm and am going to do the other as well, ulnar nerve decompression...the EMGs showed a problem.


im also using a CPAP and am being diagnosed with either PTSD ( probably mild) or Anxiety and take meds for that.

Now the wait..any advice or opinions on what I might be looking at?
 

ranger2992

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I just got my P3 for my back from pain management with Myofacial Pain Syndrome. They burned three nerves in my lumbar and it reduced my pain 30-50%. Still aches at times and I have stiff movements as well. Anyway I got the P3 and it says I CAN move under fire, wear body armor...carry equipment..it also says I can do pushups and walk for the APFT. My P2 said to bike only...its like the P3 is messed up or not thought through.

But, I had surgery to have shrapnel from my foot and now walk with a limp and use a cane. I had my bicep reattached and a subacromial decompression. but none of that is on the Profile. I talked to my Podiatrist who said that he was also putting in a recommendation for a P3 as well as the ortho shoulder doc. but it wasnt listed yet, maybe the profile was generated prior to the notes being put in?

I also had surgery on one arm and am going to do the other as well, ulnar nerve decompression...the EMGs showed a problem.


im also using a CPAP and am being diagnosed with either PTSD ( probably mild) or Anxiety and take meds for that.

Now the wait..any advice or opinions on what I might be looking at?
I would say the P3 is moving you in the direction of an MEB. Where are at with your other issues? Are they coming close to the end of treatment?

Request the MEB for your P3 condition. It is always best to tell them your plan and work with them to get it done. How many years for retirement do you have?

As far as all your conditions, if they do an MEB, they are required to have a complete and comprehensive list of your conditions on your NARSUM. You will get all your stuff listed as long as you claim it during your VA C&P exams. The VA will use military and civilian medical records to sustain your claims. That with LOD paperwork will get it on your NARSUM.

The other big thing is having a good commanders letter. Generally, WTU commanders know how to write them to help the PEB find you unfit.

Joe
 

nakamurak002

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I have been in the guard 26 years...active for about 6-7 of those. I get my MED-BOARD briefing next week and also meet with the PEBLO and VA rep. They are starting the board with that one referred condition. Does that mean there is nothing else, or is my VA claims of other things less important? I spoke with my Surgeon and Podiatrist a few days after I was notified of the P3 for my back. They both said they would recommend a MED-BOARD and that my foot and shoulder are also unfitting after months of physical therapy. My podiatrist said he was leaning toward a P3 but didn't want me to get screwed and have other treatments stopped. But now My PCM said that I could still have the other surgery after the MED-BOARD starts....that seems a little fishy to me.

For my foot they mentioned plantar flashicatis as well as damage from the shrapnel/surgery and scar tissue. I can flex my foot with pain....it goes tingly/numb at times..especially when I drive and have my foot on the brake. I also get shooting.
 
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