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Letter from doc for disability

CincinastyneckCCincinastyneck Posts: 1
edited 12/20/2014 - 4:28 AM in Health Insurance Issues
Hello Group,

Has anyone written or has a letter (sanitized of course) from their doc that covered a cervical spine disability?

I have had 8 neck surgery’s and I am fused from c3-4 thru c6-7 and have had a failed c1-2 c2-3 fusion that was a result of a botched fusion surgery. This botched surgery left me with a unattached wire at c1-2 and screws with plates and a failed fusion at c2-3. Now no one wants to touch me… Can’t say that I blame them. My pain management doc will sign anything. His staff is no help, after 2 months of asking they just say he has to do it. He needs some new staff huh?

Everyone from the state to the VA has asked for one. But, they cannot give an example or even a criteria.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 12/19/2014 - 9:04 PM

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    in the disability and insurance section here. There might be folks that have some experience.

    I havent seen any form type letters. From what I've been told, each one needs to be written specifically for the patient. The disability review boards are keen on finding 'form style' letters and love to reject them.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • The doctors are usually given a packet of paperwork to fill out, and must be completed by both the doctor and the person filing for disability, then given into whatever disability agency/insurance company that you are filing with.
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