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Will I need another assessment if my impairment worsens and I need a wheelchair?
Hi, I'm new to this so please excuse me. I have spinal stenosis, that's bone spurs that grow from the vertebrae into the spinal column and causes severe pain 24/7. It doesn't matter what pain relief I take it barely takes the edge off it. Getting about can be a major chore and some days it takes quite a bit of pep talking to myself to get me motivated lol. I claim PIP at the lower rate at the moment but I may be having an operation later this year and I have been told by the neurosurgeon I have a 50% chance I may end up permanently in a wheelchair so I may have to claim the higher rate. I just wanted to confirm whether or not I'd have to go through an assessment again, which is more than likely, and if anyone had any advice on what to do next. I'll be seeing the neurosurgeon early next month to confirm whether or not I would like to go ahead with the surgery. I need to know more about it before I make a decision, any help or information would be gratefully received.