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Tired of scoliosis related pain

Started by pharmchick17 on 06/20/2011 11:08pm

I have had scoliosis since February of 2009, in October 2010, I had a hardware free spinal fusion to correct the curve in the lumbar region of my spine and to avoid paralysis. But I have a moderate curve in the thoracic region of my spine and a mild curve in the cervical region of my spine. Since March of this year I have once again been enduring scoliosis related pain only this time it is in the thoracic region of my spine. Due to health insurance changes since the scoliosis is a pre existing condition my insurance will not cover any treatment pertaining to the scoliosis until May 2012, and I feel that it may have progressed close to the point of possibly needing surgery again medication doesnt hardly work anymore, bracing and physical therapy are ineffective what should I do to cope with the pain and avoid having surgery before the pre-existing waiting period is up?

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Swimming and PT whichever helps. US insurance companies suck. I thouht Obama took care of that by terminating the preexisting waiting period. Apparently not. Good luck to u

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Thank you, I have tried PT, swimming, PT with bracing you name it ive tried it. Swimming helps to certain extent until I get out of the water. I figured Obama wasnt going to take care of it hes just like the rest of our past presidents: too busy making empty promises.

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Thank you, I have tried PT, swimming, PT with bracing you name it ive tried it. Swimming helps to certain extent until I get out of the water. I figured Obama wasnt going to take care of it hes just like the rest of our past presidents: too busy making empty promises.

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So sorry to hear about all this. In this case i would suggest for u to do anythig that helps. Also maybe a shot or two of corticosteroids near the painful spot. None of the pain pills has ever helped me. See i have scoliosis that causes little pain BUT it's not doing any good to my lumbar discs. I ll tell u what has helped me so far: swimming, walking, resting, NO sitting down, PT, a good whole body massage, a selective nerve block followed by surgery. Hopefully this helps...

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right now i am on a combination of NSAIDs and pain relievers but I have come to realize that the relief they provide is only tempoary. my scoliosis causes pain but it feels more like a pulling pain like someone has their hand around my spinal column and is trying to pull it in one direction (typically to the left

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If u have current insurance and have not been without insurance for over 63 dys then u r covered for hippa inusrances.

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btw Obamacare hasnt gone into effect yet not supposed to till 2012 jan, it may be voted down as each state for many reasons Drs and patients dont like it,

try going through a broker to get pvt insurance by major com and there isnt charge to you, type in prvt individual health insur in google and fill out forms and they contact u some Preexisting conditions back issues are accepted after 6 months not one year

but u should try all stepped pain mgngmt like injection therapy , if not done yet, swimming thats for blood circualtion and get u moving , but for major things like failed surgeries many cant move enough as I , and cant swim the muscle spams are so bad. Paraspinal muscle spasms.

BUT try the stepped injection therapies, u had non instrumented surgery, alwasy do whatever u can to avoid more surgery , u need new mris and Ct scans maybe ct mylegram to find out what is causing the pain then get second opinion from new surgeon and interventional pain mgntm Dr

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