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Lizzya

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So, I have scoliosis, and spinal stenosis. What would the rating be for this?
The doctor already said I can't wear a helmet for more than 12 hours, ride on a vehicle for more than 12 hours or wear body armor. I also had a right knee surgery 3 years ago in the Army.
 

Jason Perry

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Here is the rating criteria that will most likely be applied to your condition:


General Rating Formula for Diseases and Injuries of the Spine


(For diagnostic codes 5235 to 5243 unless 5243 is evaluated under the Formula for Rating

Intervertebral Disc Syndrome Based on Incapacitating Episodes):


With or without symptoms such as pain (whether or not it radiates), stiffness, or aching in the area of the spine affected by residuals of injury or disease


Unfavorable ankylosis of the entire spine............................................................... 100


Unfavorable ankylosis of the entire thoracolumbar spine......................................... 50


Unfavorable ankylosis of the entire cervical spine; or, forward flexion

of the thoracolumbar spine 30 degrees or less; or, favorable ankylosis of

the entire thoracolumbar spine............................................................................. 40


Forward flexion of the cervical spine 15 degrees or less; or, favorable

ankylosis of the entire cervical spine.................................................................... 30


Forward flexion of the thoracolumbar spine greater than 30 degrees but not

greater than 60 degrees; or, forward flexion of the cervical spine greater

than 15 degrees but not greater than 30 degrees; or, the combined range of

motion of the thoracolumbar spine not greater than 120 degrees; or, the

combined range of motion of the cervical spine not greater than 170 degrees;

or, muscle spasm or guarding severe enough to result in an abnormal gait

or abnormal spinal contour such as scoliosis, reversed lordosis, or

abnormal kyphosis................................................................................................ 20


Forward flexion of the thoracolumbar spine greater than 60 degrees but not

greater than 85 degrees; or, forward flexion of the cervical spine greater than

30 degrees but not greater than 40 degrees; or, combined range of motion of

the thoracolumbar spine greater than 120 degrees but not greater than 235

degrees; or, combined range of motion of the cervical spine greater than

170 degrees but not greater than 335 degrees; or, muscle spasm, guarding,

or localized tenderness not resulting in abnormal gait or abnormal spinal

contour; or, vertebral body fracture with loss of 50 percent or more of the

height.................................................................................................................... 10



Much will depend on your Range of Motion.
 
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