My wife is currently connected at 40% for fibromyalgia. Her pain alone warrants the maximum rating, however, she also has profound parasthesia.
Essentially, her entire body constantly buzzes, she compared it to a high dose of my TENS unit, so as I understand it, this would equate to an approximate rating of "moderate" incomplete paralysis.
I have two questions:
How do we go about getting the parasthesia rated separately from the fibromyalgia?
How do they go about rating parasthesia for entire limbs, as well as the torso and the face. I assume they would rate the face under the trigeminal nerve, but am not sure how they realisticly go about rating an entire limb. My thinking is that they would rate as all radicular groups:
|All radicular groups|
|8513 Paralysis of:|
and possibly the radial nerve for the hands:
|The musculospiral nerve (radial nerve)|
|8514 Paralysis of:|
|Complete; drop of hand and fingers, wrist and fingers perpetually flexed, the thumb adducted falling within the line of the outer border of the index finger; can not extend hand at wrist, extend proximal phalanges of fingers, extend thumb, or make lateral movement of wrist; supination of hand, extension and flexion of elbow weakened, the loss of synergic motion of extensors impairs the hand grip seriously; total paralysis of the triceps occurs only as the greatest rarity||70||60|
am I totally off on this?