Section 15.3 states, "The symptoms, signs other than fractures, and tests used to assist correct categorization of an individual are defined in Box 15-1." Box 15-1 specifically lists spasms, guarding, asymmetry of spinal motion (not asymmetric loss of motion) and non verifiable radicular complaints. It does not list loss of motion, DDD, etc. Has anyone tried a case when doctor said he/she is not bound by 15-1 findings? My guess is a lot of DRE IIs like this are compromised or accepted, but sometimes you see a doctor DRE II, 8% WPI ,for all 3 spinal regions with no Box 15-1 criteria. I would think this would create a risk for the applicant at trial, if the QME was to state he/she doesn't have to follow Box 15.1. Your thoughts. Query: Would you use a doctor like this as an AME?