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www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/thespine.html

This condition c an either be rated under the general rating formula or based on incapacitating episodes (below), whichever will give the higher rating. Now, if a disc in the cervical spine has this syndrome and another disc in the thoracolumbar spine also has it, then both the cervical spine and the thoracolumbar spine can be separately rated.

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Technically, the highest VA rating for a spinal disability that is limited to the thoracolumbar spine is 50 percent. To qualify for a 50 percent rating, a veteran would need to have “unfavorable ankylosis of the entire thoracolumbar spine.”

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Look for me to discuss how VA rates cervical spine disabilities in future articles. How to get a 20 percent VA disability rating for your thoracolumbar spine. VA has two methods from rating thoracolumbar spine disabilities. The most common way that VA rates thoracolumbar spine disabilities is a range of motion formula.

www.danaise.com/understand-the-new-rating-for-back-and...

Understand the new rating for back and neck spinal disability . Degenerative joint disease of the spine is one of the most common claims made by Veterans for service-connected disability. That is because back injury is so common during military service.

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When I retired in 1999 I claimed back issues and VA rated me at 0% but service connected for Degenerative Joint Disease and Lumbar Spine. There was evidence of treatment in my medical files.

www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/09/04/02-22440/...

This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities by revising that portion of the Musculoskeletal System that addresses disabilities of the spine. The intended effect of this action is to update this portion of the rating schedule to ensure...

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The general rating formula that is used to rate the conditions listed above is mainly based on range of motion (ROM) measurements. The cervical spine (neck) and the thoracolumbar spine (low back) are rated according to the following criteria:

www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0960M-14-ARE.pdf

back (thoracolumbar spine) conditions disability benefits questionnaire 1b. select diagnoses associated with the claimed condition(s) (check all that apply): if yes, list any records that were reviewed but were not included in the veteran's va claims file: ... thoracolumbar spine (back)

www.benefits.va.gov/PREDISCHARGE/DOCS/disexm53a.pdf

spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), whether or not there has been surgery, as described above under B. Present Medical History and C. Physical Examination. 3. Conduct a thorough neurologic history and examination, as described in C5, of all areas innervated by each affected spinal segment. Specify the peripheral nerve(s) affected.

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Note (5): For VA compensation purposes, unfavorable ankylosis is a condition in which the entire cervical spine, the entire thoracolumbar spine, or the entire spine is fixed in flexion or extension, and the ankylosis results in one or more of the following: difficulty walking because of a limited line of vision; restricted opening of the mouth ...