DodMERB Remedial Letter - pinched nerve in back

anne99

Member
DS is a college reapplicant with an appointment. His DoDMERB was good for two years but he received a letter that he was to detail anything that has happened since then. He had a pinched nerve in his back during the swim season and indicated that on the letter including the fact that there were no lasting effects.

So now he has received another remedial letter stating that he needs, essentially, "a note from the doctor". For some reason the letter is using the words "recurrent pinched nerve" which he says sort of worries him.

Is this a red flag that will jeopardize his appointment? He's heading to the doctor's office early next week and wants to know if there's anything in particular he should ask the doctor to do in regards to this.
 

Sydney C.

5-Year Member
For some reason the letter is using the words "recurrent pinched nerve" which he says sort of worries him.

Is this a red flag that will jeopardize his appointment? He's heading to the doctor's office early next week and wants to know if there's anything in particular he should ask the doctor to do in regards to this.

I'm not a medical professional (although I play one on TV) but I would think that having his physician clearly say that this is not a recurrent issue but rather a single episode from which he is now fully recovered allows for unrestricted activities is a good place to start...assuming what I've just said is true. It also needs to be very clear.

Hopefully this resolves this and I'm also hoping that perhaps someone with a similar experience weighs in here to provide some clearer direction.
 

anne99

Member
Also... the letter states that "Option C on your remedial letter must be utilized" and he can't find any reference to Option C. He will call DoDMERB in the morning if I can't find an answer for him here. He can't find anything on their website regarding this.
 
For some reason the letter is using the words "recurrent pinched nerve" which he says sort of worries him.

Is this a red flag that will jeopardize his appointment? He's heading to the doctor's office early next week and wants to know if there's anything in particular he should ask the doctor to do in regards to this.

I'm not a medical professional (although I play one on TV) but I would think that having his physician clearly say that this is not a recurrent issue but rather a single episode from which he is now fully recovered allows for unrestricted activities is a good place to start...assuming what I've just said is true. It also needs to be very clear.

Hopefully this resolves this and I'm also hoping that perhaps someone with a similar experience weighs in here to provide some clearer direction.
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