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    Cool Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    This is the first time I ever posted and this maybe a very dumb question but is their a difference between degenerative disc disease and disc displacement.
    also does anyone know how far you can go back to have an allowance added to your claim,

    Bwc dissalowed L4-5 disc displacement however the attorney i had requested for L3-4 L4-5. L3-4 was never allowed but it was never disallowed and I was wondering if this could now be allowed or if their is a difference can degenerative disc disease be asked for additional allowance since this is what keeps showing on my mri's and xrays with high frequencies in this area indicating central annular tears. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    dr. needs to claim any new disks to be related to the others being bad. i know of people getting the change's made, it can be allowed.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    Is there any displacement at L3-l4? If it shows on the MRI you should be able to file for an additional allowance to have it added. If it is just showing DDD you are going to have a harder time getting it allowed to the claim.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    your dr. can claim the new problems to be related to the old. send it to attorney, and have him file for it.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    jason you may want to read this post and link by denthemenis.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    Quote Quoting jason View Post
    This is the first time I ever posted and this maybe a very dumb question but is their a difference between degenerative disc disease and disc displacement.
    also does anyone know how far you can go back to have an allowance added to your claim,

    Bwc dissalowed L4-5 disc displacement however the attorney i had requested for L3-4 L4-5. L3-4 was never allowed but it was never disallowed and I was wondering if this could now be allowed or if their is a difference can degenerative disc disease be asked for additional allowance since this is what keeps showing on my mri's and xrays with high frequencies in this area indicating central annular tears. any help would be greatly appreciated.
    degenerative disc disease is a degenerative condition not a disease and in most instances will not get worse bit in fact over time symptoms usually get better.
    disc displacement on the other hand can get worse as well as cause other symptoms, Low back pain, pain and numbness in the legs (sciatica). With treatments such as physical therapy, ultrasound medications, epidural injections, trigger point injections. There are also newer procedures.

    The last resort would be surgery, so to answer your question there is a difference between the two.

    If I were you I would see some specialists such as an orthopedic, neurologist,anesthesiologist and then file for additional allowances and submit the reports that support your request along with your motion.

    Your attorney should know this as and be on top of it. If he or she is not acting in your best interest, and if not by all means fire your attorney and find one who will.

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    Default Re: Degenerative Disc Disease versus Disc Displacement

    jason if you are in the akron/canton area try to set up a consultation with Dr. Dane Donich
    CNS Health Care
    330-665-4100
    Cleve-Massillon Rd.

    He is one of the best neuro surgeons in the area.

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