Effective date earlier than August 28, 2015, for the assignment of a 20 percent disability evaluation for compression fracture L5-S1 with acquired deformity, thoracolumbar spine [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160706


Citation Nr: 18160706 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-07 068 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date earlier than August 28, 2015, for the assignment of a 20 percent disability evaluation for compression fracture L5-S1 with acquired deformity, thoracolumbar spine, is denied. FINDING OF FACT Prior to August 28,…

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Entitlement to service connection for a back disability (thoracolumbar spine); Entitlement to service connection for a neck disability (cervical spine) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18154172


Citation Nr: 18154172 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 16-48 249 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a back disability (thoracolumbar spine) is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a neck disability (cervical spine) is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The Veteran’s back disability (thoracolumbar spine) is not causally…

Muscle spasms, cervical spine; muscle spasms, thoracolumbar spine; arthralgia, left knee, and individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected disabilities [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1648537


Citation Nr: 1648537 Decision Date: 12/30/16 Archive Date: 01/06/17 DOCKET NO. 12-29 257 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 20 percent for muscle spasms, cervical spine. 2. Entitlement to an initial disability…

Increased rating in excess of 20 for degenerative joint disease of the thoracolumbar spine, 10% for cervical spine, 10% for right/left knee degenerative joint disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736663


Citation Nr: 1736663 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 11-16 196 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased disability rating in excess of 20 percent for the service-connected degenerative joint disease of the thoracolumbar spine.…