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Forum: New Member Introductions 06-29-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,984
Posted By ans
It is a great question if shaving the osteophytes...

It is a great question if shaving the osteophytes fosters faster regrowth. I wonder what other docs e.g a maven would say in a second-opinion. I asked one "maven" about osteophytes coming back and he...
Forum: The Big File 06-29-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,450
Posted By ans
Long time; I haven't been to this site. I...

Long time; I haven't been to this site.

I hope that your pain has resolved - somehow.

I saw 3 doctors in LA who told me that they wouldn't touch me (Laurssen would under an extreme condition)...
Forum: The Big File 05-07-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,353
Posted By ans
Oh I would love this. With arbitration now...

Oh I would love this.

With arbitration now so popular, and out-of-pocket settlements who can tell? Plus, every guild is great at CYA.

If I were a doc I would opt for arbitration as there are...
Forum: The Big File 05-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,450
Posted By ans
If I had the money and there was a Maven who...

If I had the money and there was a Maven who could take care of my formanial stenosis when it becomes unbearable despite epidural, I would go b/c this pain is like a baseball bat on the shins. No...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,923
Posted By ans
Cauda Equina

I agree that Cauda Equina is a surgical emergency. I don't know who you'd see but here's a long read of it. There can be a very narrow window of time to act else you or one could end up in a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-16-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,873
Posted By ans
B: You're smart not to rush in to anything and...

B: You're smart not to rush in to anything and I'm sorry you're here, so young, with DDD. I have no answers other than to get ~ 3 opinions from Maven docs who'll give you time, to write everything in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-23-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,835
Posted By ans
Oh, you're too young. I agree to find docs who...

Oh, you're too young. I agree to find docs who aren't too "inbred". I don't know if your insurance can cover this but lots of people in WA come to LA to see some highly respected docs for opinions...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-24-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,386
Posted By ans
Thanks Harrison: very serious considerations. ...

Thanks Harrison: very serious considerations.

From a "liberal" source. Dr. Benjamin Rush was prescient but I wonder if he anticipated this.

http://www.truthout.org/1224094
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-22-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,386
Posted By ans
What one nurses' association feels about this...

What one nurses' association feels about this pathetic bill:

http://tinyurl.com/y8joaft

Nobody asked but I am disappointed that Pres. Obama didn't fight tooth and nail for what he platformed...
Forum: The Big File 12-06-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,505
Posted By ans
Two PT/Spine Books

http://www.amazon.com/Spinal-Stabilization-Science-Back-Pain/dp/0968871518

Naturally I find this a dense read:

http://www.amazon.com/Back-Disorders-Second-Stuart-McGill/dp/0736066926
Forum: The Big File 12-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,625
Posted By ans
I'm dumb as a post from an all-nighter but I...

I'm dumb as a post from an all-nighter but I think that I read if one is on opiates, it can diminish the veracity of the PSA test (but I Googled for it and couldn't find it).

You raise a...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-04-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,593
Posted By ans
I am so sorry about this. A while back, your...

I am so sorry about this. A while back, your insurance company seemed to be ADR-friendly. What happened?

To the fellow who posted to you (sorry, pulling an all-nighter/stupid/lazy),...
Forum: The Big File 11-28-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,719
Posted By ans
Fascinating & thanks A. As of today: ...

Fascinating & thanks A.

As of today:

1 British pound = 1.6479 U.S. dollars
Forum: The Big File 11-25-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,563
Posted By ans
Best to you and everyone here for a Happy Turkey...

Best to you and everyone here for a Happy Turkey Day.

(I"ll be over at 5:00, OK?). ;)
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-22-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,386
Posted By ans
I certainly hope that docs get reimbursed more...

I certainly hope that docs get reimbursed more than Medicare rates. I wonder how they'd fare under a public plan. I know the rates are killing me.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-14-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,774
Posted By ans
Mom: Get at least three opinions from "mavens"....

Mom: Get at least three opinions from "mavens". Maybe some here can recommend docs in your area. Also, will your insurance cover if you (and are willing) to go out-of-state for this? I would see Dr....
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-31-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,158
Posted By ans
I wonder if they would cover Dr. Pimenta in...

I wonder if they would cover Dr. Pimenta in Brazil.

Don't know anything about the facilities there but always wanted to go there.

Yeah, "tourism" - loaded on pain killers, barely able to...
Forum: The Big File 10-11-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,904
Posted By ans
Red face Most definitely a creepy worry. I am glad that...

Most definitely a creepy worry. I am glad that there were no lesions on the scan. Does this still mean that a spinal tap is needed?

I have developed pain in new areas that does not feel like...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-31-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,930
Posted By ans
Yes, please help and share. Allan

Yes, please help and share.

Allan
Forum: The Big File 07-05-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,476
Posted By ans
This is disturbing news. I wonder if the pill...

This is disturbing news. I wonder if the pill form of Nystatin (or another anti-fungal) could get rid of this.

ans
Forum: Insurance Hell 05-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,011
Posted By ans
Thanks

Dear Kaiser Members,

J: I'm amazed that they approved a ProDisc at this level. I hope that you are faring well.

Duh, was your surgeon well-trained in ADRs or different fusion techniques?
...
Forum: The Big File 04-30-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,014
Posted By ans
Sorry that you're in such pain. I agree...

Sorry that you're in such pain.

I agree w/Charles that you must determine your pain generator(s). If you feel pain on your cervical spine/back of neck, then maybe (and I don't know cervical stuff...
Forum: Insurance Hell 04-30-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,011
Posted By ans
Thank you J. Best of luck to you. - Allan

Thank you J. Best of luck to you. - Allan
Forum: The Big File 04-24-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,218
Posted By ans
Congratulations Karin! You be well. - ans

Congratulations Karin! You be well. - ans
Forum: Insurance Hell 04-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,011
Posted By ans
Thank you very much Debi. My best to hubby. -...

Thank you very much Debi. My best to hubby. - Allan
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