I would like some comments on this example Nexus letter.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am XXXXXXX, MD. I hold a board certification in Physical Medication and
Rehabilitation and an active license to practice medicine in the state of XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXX has been under my care since XXXXXXXXX. My treatment is directed at the
1. herniated lumbar spine disc L5-S1 which is causing foot pain, leg numbness and back
I have received his "report of medical examination" dated XXXXXXX and I have reviewed his
history of low back pain and numbness and foot pain while he served in the military.
I am familiar with his history and I have examined Mr. XXXXXXX while he has been under my care.
An MRI of the lumbar spine in 2010 revealed a disc herniation at L5-S1.
Mr. XXXXX has no other risk factors that may have precipitated his current condition except for
his military service.
In my professional experience and knowledge of the medical literature, Mr. XXXXXX's symptoms
of low back pain with numbness and foot pain are caused by disc herniation at the L5-S1
It is my opinion that it is more likely than not that Mr. XXXXXX's condition was caused by his