Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Disabilities

Anyone can experience musculoskeletal pain. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle. Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse. Pain from overuse affects 33% of adults. The fact that such conditions are common within the general population only exacerbates the problem that many service members suffer with musculoskeletal conditions.

The key to evaluating and prevailing on such claims for VA disability purposes is the strength of the medical evidence. Strong medical evidence can make the necessary connection to the current problem to an event or injury in service. Moreover, despite the fact that pain exists, the primary measurement for such conditions is found in how it impacts on range of motion. Good medical evidence regarding the severity of the symptoms will help in getting a rating ranked higher.

To get help with your VA disability claim contact Vet Defender by scheduling an appointment with us. You can do so by clicking on this link: Schedule an Appointment.