Sciatic nerve is a collection of nerves that run from your lower back to your feet, and is responsible for providing sensation and movement to the legs and feet. The sciatic nerve can be injured by a variety of causes, including trauma, degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), tumors, or infections.
VA Disability for Sciatic Nerve
When a person has an injury to their sciatic nerve, they will experience pain and other symptoms in their leg or foot. These symptoms usually get worse over time if left untreated.
The VA defines sciatica as “severe pain in the buttock or leg on one side of the body caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.”
Sciatica is rated using the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (also known as Guides 1-4). The rating system is based on how much a person’s pain and other symptoms affect their ability to work and live normally.
Increase Your VA Disability Rating For Sciatic Nerve
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