|VA - (5.5 Mos. Post-Separation)|
|Chronic Low Back and Hip Pain||5237||10%||Right Hip Strain
|Left Hip Strain||5024||10%||20080501|
|Chronic Lumbar Strain||5237||10%||20080501|
|Other x 2||20080501|
|PT ~15 Mos. Pre-Sep||VA C&P ~ 5.5 Mo s . Post-Sep|
|Flexion (90 Normal)||90 (125)||90|
|Extension (30)||30 (45)||30|
|R Lat Flexion (30)||25 (26)||30|
|L Lat Flexion (30)||15 (17)||30|
|R Rotation (30)||Not Reported||30 (45)|
|L Rotation (30)||30 (45)|
|Comment||Painful motion||Painful flexion and lateral flexion; no tenderness or spasm|
|§4.71a Rating||10% *||10% *|
|Hip (Thigh) ROM
|VA C&P ~ 5.5 Mo s . Post-Sep|
|Flexion (125 Normal)||125||125|
|External Rotation (45)||60||60|
|Comment||Painful flexion “at 145.” Pain at terminal adduction, abduction and external rotation.||Pain at terminal adduction, abduction and external rotation.|
The Informal PEB adjudicated her “chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease, without neurologicabnormality, combined thoracolumbar range of motion 195 degrees”as unfitting, rated 10%,with likely application of the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD).The CI made no appeals and was medically separated. SLR test was negative bilaterally and deep tendon reflexes (DTRs) in both legs were normal.The MEB (3 months prior to separation) forwarded to the PEB the...
The CI is also eligible for PDBR review of other conditions evaluated by the PEB and has elected review by the PDBR.The rating for the unfitting chronic low back condition is addressed below. The major depression diagnosis was not forwarded by the MEB or adjudicated by the PEB; therefore the Board determined that this applicant did appear to meet the inclusion criteria in the Terms of Reference of the MH Review Project.The Board next considered whether any mental condition, regardless of...
Pre-Separation) ConditionCodeRatingConditionCodeRatingExam Chronic Lt Hip Pain5099-500310%S/P Left Hip Fracture5299-52530%20070207Chronic Low Back Pain52370%DDD, Lumbar Spine52420%20070207Other x 0 (Not In Scope) Combined: 0%Combined: 10%Derived from VA Rating Decision (VARD) dated 20070718 (most proximate to date of separation)Rating for the left hip condition was changed to 10% in a 20091009 VARD with an effective date of 20070519 Left Hip Condition . The Board unanimously agreed the...
The Board’s assessment of the PEB rating determinations is confined to review of medical records and all available evidence for application of theVeterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) standards to the unfitting medical condition at the time of separation. Examination noted normal lumbar spine ROM with pain and normal bilateral hip ROM.An orthopedic evaluation on 27 March 2009, 5 months prior to separation, noted a 16-month history of pelvic pain following pregnancy. At...
The Board’s assessment of the PEB rating determinations is confined to review of medical records and all available evidence for application of the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) standards to the unfitting medical condition at the time of separation. Hip X-rays were reported as “within normal.” According to the NARSUM the CI did not have PT for the back pain, but she had been treated with multiple medications including anti-inflammatory medication, pain...
The Board’s assessment of the PEB rating determinations is confined to review of medical records and all available evidence for application of the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) standards to the unfitting medical condition at the time of separation. The examiner opined that the left worse than right S1 sensory radiculopathy and lumbar condition failed to meet retention standards.On 13 July 2006 (2 months prior to separation) the CI presented with a flare-up of...
SAFPC, on 27 May 2008, found only the low back pain condition unfitting with a 10% rating, coded 5242. The Board noted that the profiles do not specify limitations based on ankle pain versus low back pain. After careful consideration of your application and treatment records, the Physical Disability Board of Review determined that the rating assigned at the time of final disposition of your disability evaluation system processing was appropriate.
On exam there was TTP of the neck with negative testing for nervecompression (Spurling’s), with normal ROM and normal bilateral UE examination.At the MEB examination on 21 October 2004, 6 months prior to separation, the CI reported chronic neck pain without radicular symptoms. The NARSUM notes the CI had a history of hip pain (trochanteric bursitis), with normal bilateral hip X-rays.Notes in the STR indicated that in April 2000 the CI reported 5 weeks of right hip pain. At the MEB...
Spine surgery evaluation concluded there was no indication for surgery.The MEB physical examination on29January 2002 (DD Form 2808) recorded “ROM 45 degrees anterior flexion” but did not specify whether this was lumbar spine or trunk motion.The orthopedic MEB narrative summary addendum examination on30March 2002, recorded back flexion with fingers reaching to mid shin (approximately 70 degrees), similar to the physical therapy examination the year previously.There was tenderness to palpation...
Any conditions or contention not requested in this application, or otherwise outside the Board’s defined scope of review, remain eligible for future consideration by the Army Board for Correction of Military Records. The PEB coded the lower back condition as 5299‐5295 at 10% for painful ROM. 3 PD12‐01455 RECOMMENDATION: The Board recommends that the CI’s prior determination be modified as follows, effective as of the date of her prior medical separation: 5237 COMBINED 10% 10% Chronic Low...