Dealing With My Insurance

@simone10 (21647)
Louisville, Kentucky
June 22, 2017 6:19am CST
I am so upset right now. After approving my injections for my back for 4 sessions, my insurance is denying it now saying I need to go to physical therapy or do exercises at home. I have been involved, calling both the insurance and the doctor's office to try and get it resolved but they are still denying it. The first two injections only relieved the pain for a couple of weeks. The doctor decided to do it differently and I have had such success with it. I had it done in April and it has lasted almost two months. Even now I don't have as much pain as I did before but it is slowly coming back and I don't want that to happen. My doctor is going to appeal it while also having me do home exercises. After my back is better, they are going to start on my neck. I have some pretty serious problems going on in my neck and we are trying to avoid surgery as I have heard it isn't always successful. I'm not looking forward to having injections in my neck but I always choose to be sedated so I won't feel anything. In the beginning I wasn't going to be sedated since the procedure doesn't last long at all but I heard heard friends say they had it done without sedation and it was very painful plus you run the risk of moving your body which could cause some serious problems. Well, it's almost the weekend and I'm looking forward to it. My brother and I are going to get out for a while and do whatever comes to mind. What have you got planned for the weekend?
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
22 Jun 17
Dealing with insurers must be a pain in the neck, pun intended. I hope you get it worked out to your benefit. My husband is taking me to Boston for the weekend for good food and good shopping as part of my birthday.
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@rebelann (42425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 17
It sounds like someone in the office who writes up the reports used the wrong code, perhaps you can ask your doctor to look into that. I don't make plans, I just do whatever comes to mind .... right now it's getting the hot air out of this mobile home.
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@Juliaacv (32370)
• Canada
22 Jun 17
Sorry to hear about your back issues. No huge plans for this weekend for us. We'll play it by ear.
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Jul 17
Several we know were helped with various injections, but then the pain returned. You already know they will only do so many. Insurance can be aggravating when it comes to such things!
@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
25 Jun 17
I finished physical therapy for a frozen shoulder a couple weeks ago. Even with insurance, I still have to pay quite a lot.
@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
I hope you get the insurance mess straightened out. It's scary when the insurance company starts balking when we need it the most.
@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I hate dealing with insurance companies, I have not had any issues with my advantage program but of course, Medicare is a different kettle of fish from regular insurance.
@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I just plan to hang out at home
@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
23 Jun 17
I hope you get the insurance company to pay, I can imagine how frustrating fighting for it is. I hope your pains goes away and good luck with the therapy and what ever fix you go for. I am getting ready to camp with my sister in July so all I am doing is painting, and painting, and painting,,,,I'll be gone almost the whole month of July. The store needs a lot of stock.
• United States
23 Jun 17
Dealing with insurance can make you want to pull your hair out. Hope it can get approved so you can get the relief you need
• United States
22 Jun 17
ya got pre-approved fer the injections 'n now they're denyin'?? call yer states insurance commission 'n see if'n they can't help ya out, hon. ugh, i so despise insurance companies! most oft the person'n the other end'f the line aint e'en a registered nurse, much less a doc - they go by codes put 'nto their puters 'n the suggestions 'f such. ridiculous... i do hope that'cha find some peace from the pain, hon. i agree, best to be out'n happy land fer those injections. big hugs, air ones so's not to do ya more harm. the weekend? nary a thingy 's per the norm 'round here.
@Nawsheen (22991)
• Mauritius
22 Jun 17
I hope that your insurance approves to cover for the other injections too. I have nothing planned for the weekend. Maybe I will relax at home
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Jun 17
i hope you get to enjoy the weekend and hope you get relief from the pain soon. i know how awful bad it gets. had to deal with it for 2 years with one shoulder. now the other shoulder is doing the same. uuhhgg
@marlina (76618)
• Canada
22 Jun 17
Are you talking about "Botox" injections for your neck?
@LadyDuck (170796)
• Switzerland
22 Jun 17
The insurers are quick to get the money, but then they always have something to say when they have to pay. I hope you can have this problem sorted. We are under a heat wave, I think we are staying home for the weekend.
@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
22 Jun 17
Nothing like having a bunch of bureaucrats who can't spell spondylolisthesis, let alone ever experienced its pain, telling you what you can and cannot have. I feel for you. I've been there. Amazes me how they'll approve an addictive medication, then pay the thousands to get a person un-addicted, but won't pay a hundred for a medication that's relatively side-effect free. But then, whoever said insurance companies had brains? I'm going to Indianapolis for a concert tomorrow, and maybe stay the night depending on what Cindy does with the rain.