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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello all,

Glad I found this site -
I am 39 years old and have been injured in varying degrees through out my life. With a few different surgeries in my life time. I have been in a few bad car accidents over the years and my last one appears to have been the tipping point while it was the one I walked away from. So on to the brief history:

As a child:
Appendix removal do not recall age

As an adult:
MVA – head on collision (not at fault) air lifted to hospital, compound fracture of left femur (nailed, rod still in leg), closed head wound, swelling of brain losing 5mm of frontal lobe, loss of memory (some things I still do not recall, some I do better than others)

MVA – rear ended (not at fault) low/mid back pain, loss of feeling in left hand, head aches, back muscle spasms, confusion, mood swings, CT’s at ER found nothing. Primary MD did not wish to see me after learning I was in an MVA. Spoke with me and charged me full price for visit and advised I was OK. Chiroprator, noted issues with back and muscles and ordered MRI, showing C5-6 issues with protrusion and impingement of thecal sac. New Doctor is reviewing finding and records from my old doctor, has Prolo in office and we are awaiting NS to review MRI and suggestions/opinion.

Now out on Short Term Dis. And battling with insurance company and benefits dept of my employer. New doctor does not accept any insurance so everything is out of pocket. Going broke fast. I have three kids I love dearly and thank God they were not in the car with me at the time of the accident. I am no longer to pick them up, carry them to bed ect. They are 9, 4 and 2 1/2.

8} going crazy with it all :?? :''( :O
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are having pain problems. be patient and relax until your MRI is reviewed. enjoy your family! please drop by whenever you feel like it! make yourself at home and visit the other forums. we have an "Insurance" forum you might check out! good luck! Jenny :)
  • That is the office policy – keeps cost very low, I know that my brother in-law grew up seeing his father who is a doctor as well. They are very open to new ideas, chiropractic, Prolo, good health via good eating ( the rights foods for a healthy body). They are not subject to pressure from insurance companies or the drug sales men (prescription drug sales people). Mostly a feeling of trust. The doctor that was my primary, I has seen for over 4 years. Then with them not wanting to see me after I has been injured in an MVA and then charging me 100.00 out of pocket VS 39.00, not wanting to see the X-Ray from the Chiropractor and tell me I was going to be OK with out looking me over or even touching my back of checking anything make me feel very uneasy – I took his advise, walked more and collapsed. He advised I need not see the chiropractor ect, the Chiropractor is the one that had ordered the MRI and advised that I see his MD, whom I knew through other family members.
  • Thanks Jenny, :H

    I have been reading over other posts and different area of the site, I have found out a lot of good info - thank you for advising of that. I am relaxing - I took the blue pill and one of the white one - I have melted into the sofa for a while now. It is amazing the stress levels that can come from all of this.

    I must say that I am not as bitter this time around - just going to write down what I need to get done and take it a day at a time... 8>
  • Welcome to Spine Health. Wow I didn't realize that there were docs out there still who don't accept insurance. I guess if their patients can afford it, then it's nice because as you say, their hands aren't tied and they're not having to battle to constantly get money out of the insurance companies.

    So are you involved in a suit in either one of your accidents? What's up with your first doc not wanting to see you. What was his reasoning? You just had an MVA, you're complaining of specific pains and this guy doesn't want to see you? And to top it off he charged your insurance company? If he did charge your insurance company, I'd think that they'd be interested to know they got rooked by they guy. So did you talk to him on the phone or see him face to face? Makes a big difference to the insurance company I'm sure.

    Sorry I got to rambling there.

    Well, welcome to SH.

    "C"
  • I feel used and abused... just not wanting to get stuck with a bill when I am nto at fault, but I am taking the 5th until it is resolved per counsel. :$ :( [( :|
    I am thank for for being alive and my kids were not with me when it happened.
  • Now I'm even more confused. Are you saying that now you can't participate in the discussion you started? I'm really sorry that you are having a tough time of it. I wish I could be of some sort of assistance, but without being able to get a clearer picture, I don't even know where to begin.

    Well welcome to Spine Health. If there's ever anything we can do to help, please feel free to post or PM myself, the MODS or any other member.

    Best of luck,

    "C"
  • I agree with the others. I would at least seek a second medical opinion. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    Taking it one day at a time is good
    one day get a new doc. a specialist, a neuro. or orthopedic surgeon.
    one day fire old doc.
    one day get a specialised attorney
    one day apply for state disability
    all days try to relax
    and all days don't let anyone dismiss you as a drug seeker.
    Hope I got it all.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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