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Re: Radiofrequency Ablation for lower back (reply)
I had it done in July of 2012 with fantastic results. I had been thru numerous therapy visits, tens units, and several injections to alleviate the pain with no success. I felt immeadiate results after the RA procedure and while it...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

09/01/15 14:02:55
Re: Last Post (reply)
My heart goes out to you and your family Jim. I'm still relatively new here (3 1/2 yrs) so I didn't really know her, although I'm sure I've benefited by her presence as we all have. Her spirit will live on.
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

05/24/14 19:14:59
Re: Searching for yuku information (reply)
Nobody here can give you what you would need. Service connection is granted based largely on medical opinion. You would need a statement from your treating physician connecting (nexus) your current ankle problems with your service...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

01/02/13 13:51:25
Re: Is Ebenefits Rating updated before or after the VSO Review (reply)
As I understand it, each VARO is responsible for updating Ebenefits. As you can imagine, it varies widely depending on which VARO you are assigned! Some seem to be very efficient in keeping it updated and others have pushed it to a...
E-Benefits/IRIS/1-800/Claim Timelines

BigDaddy

01/02/13 12:55:04
Re: Deferred claims; new C&P exams (reply)
I had an inaccurate C&P exam report on a claim that was decided last January. I asked for and received the exam report as soon as it was available from the VARO. I won't go into details again, as I have already posted about it many...
Compensation & Pension Exams, DBQ's and Appeals

BigDaddy

12/26/12 15:16:03
Re: Need some good advice Please!! (reply)
I'm not sure what advise to give based on the information you posted. I might be helpful if you posted more particulars on your case so those in the know will be better able to help you. What type of injury or condition were you...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/23/12 14:49:40
Re: Back injury (reply)
I had a diagnosis for low back strain twice. First time in the Army after a hard landing in an OH58 and later in the Air Guard slipping off the backbone of an F-4 in the rain and making the decision to jump instead of fall. Landed on...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/23/12 00:43:07
Re: Ebenefits Explorer (reply)
raider6 wrote:where do you find the ab8 letter-sorry to be so dumb about this--thanks On ebenefits, top of the page, "access my documents" then "Download VA Letters" Select AB8
E-Benefits/IRIS/1-800/Claim Timelines

BigDaddy

12/23/12 00:32:16
Re: Ebenefits Explorer (reply)
vamadden29 wrote:I don't mean to sound dumb or anything but I have a question. In ebenefits explorer under profile it's showing a military and VA disability rating. I cleared it out and went back in to the explorer and it...
E-Benefits/IRIS/1-800/Claim Timelines

BigDaddy

12/22/12 16:54:03
Re: What should my dad do? (reply)
I might add that you shouldn't wait another minute in doing this. If a claim is possible (and I suspect there is) then you want to get it filed as soon as possible!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/21/12 23:22:49
Re: meniscus surgery (reply)
Generally speaking, knees are rated on range of motion. You should be getting scheduled for a C&P exam and your ROMs will be measured. The alternative is to have your treating physician fill out the applicable DBQ for you. The ratings...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/21/12 12:54:15
Re: Article on Tinnitus (reply)
Mine is there all the time too, but if I want it to sing loud, all I have to do is pop an aspirin or certain other meds and it gets so loud I want to scream! Since I take aspirin every morning I get a couple hours of hell per day!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/17/12 17:58:38
Re: Can I claim Insomnia? (reply)
cruiser wrote:The issue is whether you actually have primary insomnia, in which case it could be service connected as a sleep disorder; or do you have some other diagnosed medical or mental health condition that is keeping you from...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/12/12 01:36:08
Re: Trying to establish bilateral service connection for wonky knee (reply)
I was successful in getting secondary connection for my right knee, both hips and low back, to my service connected left knee.  I had numerous notes in my VA health file that stated my altered biometrics from limping and favoring my...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/04/12 15:51:28
Re: Hip injury (reply)
And remember the associated problems with your back and numbness in the legs can be claimed as secondary to the service connected hip. I would highly recommend getting a medical nexus opinion from the doctor you see and get a VSO to...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

12/03/12 16:44:19
Re: At what stage of my claim, should I request a copy of my C-File? (reply)
You are likely to get as many answers to your question as you've already seen. My opinion would be to wait and not disrupt the current process. You will have plenty of time after the decision to get it and hopefully won't need to if...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

11/30/12 16:49:03
Re: VA closed my claims without any input from me (reply)
One of the many things that is usually required during their process is a C&P exam. If you were sent notice for a C&P and failed to show, they have no evidence of current disability.  My understanding is they try several...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

11/30/12 11:26:12
Re: 2012 Clothing allowance change (reply)
Glad to hear that USNDW !!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

11/30/12 11:08:05
Re: VSO Question? (reply)
I no longer live in the Seattle area, but I filed a claim in 9/2010 using the DAV at the Seattle VARO.  In the 16 months it took to decide my claim I had 4 different VSO's because of transfers, retirements etc...  But I was...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

11/28/12 00:39:48
Re: VA Caregiver program (reply)
I certainly understand your frustration at the time involved in these decisions, but- They have to establish service connection first and then determine if you are in need of these services. Surely you can see where everyone would apply...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BigDaddy

11/26/12 22:44:07
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I only answer questions regarding complaints, technical issues etc. I do not reply to claims or personal questions. Thanks.