|VA - (1 Mos. Post-Separation)|
|Nephralgia Back Pain Attributed to Polycystic Kidney Disease||7533||0%||Intervertebral Disc Syndrome with Herniated Disc L Spine||5243||10%||20061216|
|Intervertebral Disc Syndrome of the Sciatic Nerve, Left Lower Extremity||8520||10%||20061216|
|Intervertebral Disc Syndrome of the Sciatic Nerve, Right Lower Extremity||8520||10%||20061216|
|Hypertension||Cat II||Polycystic Kidney Disease With Hypertension||7533-7504||10%||20061216|
|Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Disease||Cat II|
|Nephralgia Back Pain Attributed to Polycystic Kidney Disease||7533||30%|
Low Back Mechanical Pain Condition . The Board first considered VASRD codes 7533 (cystic diseases of the kidneys) -5295 (lumbosacral strain), using the VASRD rating in effect at the time of separation.The Board did not find evidence in the record of “muscle spasm on extreme forward bending, or any loss of lateral spine motion, unilateral, in standing position,” for a higher 20% rating in the CI’s favor. The evidence pointed to a contribution to the LBP and aggravationsof low back pain with...
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGSPHYSICAL DISABILITY BOARD OF REVIEWNAME: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX CASE: PD-2014-00624BRANCH OF SERVICE: AIR FORCEBOARD DATE: 20140829 RECOMMENDATION : The Board, therefore, recommends that there be no re-characterization of the CI’s disability and separation determination. I have carefully reviewed the evidence of record and the recommendation of the Board.
The PEB adjudicated the chronic left lung condition as unfitting, rated 10%, five years after being placed on TDRL, with application of the Veteran’s Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD). The exams documented improving weight, negative serology titers for coccidiomycosis yet continued symptoms of dyspnea on exertion (DOE), chest pain and headaches. At the final TDRL MEB exam, the CI reported no improvement.
Although no treatment record diagnosis of hypertension (HTN) was found in the records available to the Board, the MEB physical note indicated medication for blood pressure and the VA records indicated a diagnosis of HTN while in service in 2006 while on active duty. The Board deliberated what the CI’s HTN would rate under code 7101 (required for consideration in rating renal disease) and considered the evidence of likely in-service labile HTN, and that the VA HTN exam three months post...
Because the C&P examination was significantly more detailed than the NARSUM exam, it was considered by the Board for rating purposes. Other PEB Conditions. Service Treatment Record.
The PEB adjudicated the lumbar strain condition as unfitting, rated 0% with likely application application of the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency (USPDA) pain policy. Other PEB Conditions . The left hip ROMs were mildly reduced, without evidence of pain, and thus non-compensable during the VA exam.
The CI was referred to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), determined unfit for continued military service and separated at 10% disability using the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Ratings Disabilities (VASRD) and applicable Navy and Department of Defense regulations. Therefore, neither condition appears to have been unfitting at the time of separation from service. The Board also considered the condition of Renal Parenchymal Disease with Hypertension and unanimously determined that this...
The MEB forwarded low back pain secondary to herniated L4-5 Disk on DA Form 3947 to the Informal Physical Evaluation Board (IPEB). Chronic LBP Condition . In the matter of the chronic LBP condition, the Board unanimously recommends a disability rating of 20%, coded 5237 IAW VASRD §4.71a.
The MEB evaluated the CI as well for two medical conditions, renal papillary necrosis and hypertension. Neck/Back Condition . Service Treatment Record
He was separated with a 10% disability rating for 5243 Intervertebral disc syndrome using the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Ratings Disabilities (VASRD) and applicable Air Force regulations. Using an evaluation done prior to separation from the Air Force, the Veterans Administration (VA) initially rated his disability as 5237 lumbosacral strain at 20%. I have carefully reviewed the evidence of record and the recommendation of the Board.