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Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Ex Member on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 19:09

Years back 2010 i was assessed at 5% for my lower back. Recently i applied for a reassessment my range of motion is way down.... lots more limitations and much more pain...

1.Does anyone know how they look at these reassessments? I think that with increased age and over 10 yrs since retirement they will react that it got worse only due to age not service related.

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Adjudicative Guidelines

Post by Trooper on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 19:19

Adjudicative Guidelines


http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Documents/Adjudicative-Guidelines-Lignes-Directrices-eng.cfm
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Teentitan on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 20:32

ZZ make sure that you have your need for increased meds, therapy, xrays, a cat scan wouldn't hurt and if you have gone to a pain management clinic for assessment and program.

One thing VAC will want is to make sure the pain isn't in your head. So go to a psychiatrist for an assessment. I know it sounds stupid to go to a shrink but trust me it is very helpful for you. I did it and it helped prove to VAC that I am in pain....constant pain.....and it's not in my head.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by bigrex on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 12:03

VeteranZZ, they have already determined how much other factors, such as age, affected your disability, on your initial application. So if you were given 5/5, ten years ago, they cannot say that you are only entitled to 4/5ths of the new assessment. But if you were injured ten years ago, but didn't put in a VAC application, because it wasn't that severe, and are only applying now, because it has gotten worse, then VAC will take age will play a bigger factor.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Guest on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 18:25

Thanks ...Bigrex i got 5/5 and 5 or 6 % ( i forget) ... since 2010 my condition has gotten much worse ....Range of motion is  way down from the first assessment and back pain is daily...
this is a reassessment... i am hoping to get up to the 13-15% range.

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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by bigrex on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 20:51

Well all the information is here It tells you what normal range of motion is, and how much of an award is granted, based on the recorded symptoms.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Guest on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 21:01

ya ...  i just have a belief that they somehow will not increase it ......they will react like it part of growing old ... and keep it as it is and i do not have the time patience to battle ....  have you seen or heard  them slightly increasing % without having to appeal on a reassessment?

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Post by Teentitan on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 01:24

Yes I have ZZ. It happened to me. They increased it after I did the psych eval to prove it wasn't in my head and did the therapies of physio, massage and pain management.

Ask you doctor if he/she has noticed the decrease of mobility and the increase of pain and visits to the doctor's office for your back.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by bigrex on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 08:56

I have too. I had my knee assessment go from 15% to 34% after a reassessment. But I've also seen where they increased an assessment by 1%, providing no actual financial gain.
But where as your initial assessment was for 5%, at 5/5, VAC was saying that you had "Essentially normal range of motion, but pain now present on a daily basis and/or with movement." at that time. So any loss of RoM, would increase the assessment. 9% plus QoL for a loss of up to 50% Rom, and 13% plus QoL for more than 50% loss.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Guest on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 13:10

ROM is less than 50% in some of the tests not all .... Now the 24-36-48 week waiting period begins...Smile Thanks for the info

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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by pinger on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 17:35

veteranZZ, welcome aboard. I was pretty much exactly in your same sit. albeit 30 years ago.

PM me any Q's you may have. It's what we do around here, help one another.

Lotsa knowledgeable folks here on csat. With the occasional hissy-fit when someone bored... Smile
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Guest on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 18:27

I enjoy the banter ! Thanks for the help ... Pinger did you get results without a battle? no Hissy fits from me YET Smile

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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Guest on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 18:28

Even though bigrex photo is frightening ...he seems to know stuff! Smile

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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by pinger on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 19:05

He knows his stuff... and we all learn from each other.

Yes I got multiple results alright. Did not need appeals. V. Very draining in time though.
Are you just waiting for a subsequent med. re-assess vet? Hope it's not an appeal.
Be very smart vet, not too cocky approaching VaC. 5/5 at 5 in 1985.

Stay very well all, pinger.
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Re: Reassessment for lumber spine

Post by Trooper on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 19:10

Yes Rex knows his stuff, he has been on CSAT from the beginning and the help he provides comes from the heart, he truly loves to help his fellow Veterans.

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