What other alternative treatments do you believe may work for easing our pain?
In all my research, massage is one of the treatments most effective for not only fibromyalgia but also for arthritis and degenerative disc disease. In spite of this, it is not covered by any insurance that I have had. Another treatment known to be effective is accupucture. As far as I know, it is still not covered my most insurances. In a lot of ways it seems we are being discriminated against because the treatments won't cure us, it will only make our lives better so they don't think it should be covered. I can see their logic but living with the pain I think it needs to be changed.
I have been in some of the worse pain in the last week with my fibro. I can't so stand lay down walk or anything without severe pain. I have tried lyrica and the other pills but the side effects are worse and add to the pain. I am at my wit's end. Any other suggestions? I take Percocet for the pain but I don't want to become addicted to it so I use it sparingly. But today will be a day that I will have to use it. Thank you for listening.
My insurance does cover it but not enough to go every month and really more than once a month would be useful. My husband has insurance now too so I should actually manage 9 treatments this year.
As far as I know, insurance only covers massage when prescribed by a doctor for the area of the body affected at the time. The coverage follows the same rules as physical therapy. Some people are able to get massages by going to chiropractors but frequency is still limited.
I think that it would, if referred by your doctor to try as an option, than if it continues to help you, then doctor will write that out as a pain management part of relieving pain. Medically needed than yes it should be covered by insurance