I was separated in August 2009 for "Service connection for dextroscoliosis T2-T6, levoscoliosis T12-L4, and degenerative changes, upper thoracic spine (claimed as scoliosis with back pain, kyphosis and nerve impingement)" at a rating of 10% from both the Army and the VA. I received the PDBR letter and have decided to fill out DD form 294 and VA form 3288, but am I correct to believe my chances are slim since the VA rating is also 10%? Do I need to appeal the VA rating first? I am not familiar with which medical disorders receive which ratings, but I recently met another soldier at a local VA office who said he received 40% just for lumbar scoliosis at a lower curvature, so I was quite confused. I have scanned my MEB documents, so if you need these I can PM them to you. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.