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Forum: The Big File 07-09-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,110
Posted By lisa
Most journals will let you order a single article...

Most journals will let you order a single article for $20 or $30 from the publisher

Pub med runs a service to order articles that's usually a bit cheaper for people who don't have access to...
Forum: The Big File 07-07-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,827
Posted By lisa
My understanding from a surgeon is that medicare...

My understanding from a surgeon is that medicare pays for the surgery but only reimburses the disk at the rate of fusion cages, so the hospital has to absorb a $10,000 loss. The surgeon will do the...
Forum: The Big File 06-25-2005, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,735
Posted By lisa
if so can you post or PM me the doctor's name,...

if so can you post or PM me the doctor's name, thanks
Forum: The Big File 06-23-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,570
Posted By lisa
For me, the orthotics or wearing earth shoes...

For me, the orthotics or wearing earth shoes helps. You might try a pair of earth shoes if you can't tolerate the orthotics, they have good arch support and they keep your heel from moving around...
Forum: The Big File 05-22-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,352
Posted By lisa
You should ask the PT about nerve glides and...

You should ask the PT about nerve glides and exercises to correct the muscle inbalances common in this disorder (esp. weaknened longus colli muscle) as well as trigger point work and stretches,...
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By lisa
One of the attorneys I know described the...

One of the attorneys I know described the purpose of work comp as a libility shield for companies and I think that's pretty accurate. You give up your right to sue your company for your injury in...
Forum: The Big File 05-14-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,558
Posted By lisa
I read the book �Explain Pain� this week and I...

I read the book �Explain Pain� this week and I have a better understanding of these theories. To answer biffnoble's question, part of what these theories say is that not all pain is caused by...
Forum: The Big File 05-08-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,558
Posted By lisa
I got a good question in e-mail as to how this...

I got a good question in e-mail as to how this chronic pain research helps treatmentwise. I've been reading about this, plus the pain clinic I go to knows a lot about this. The good thing about...
Forum: The Big File 05-02-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,558
Posted By lisa
This paradigm is very helpful in understanding...

This paradigm is very helpful in understanding some kinds of refractory low back or neck/shoulder pain. (You can order it from the canadian pain society website)


Central hyperexcitability in...
Forum: The Big File 05-01-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,780
Posted By lisa
For what I ran across, it seems like childhood...

For what I ran across, it seems like childhood trauma is accociated with increased pain syndromes in small retrospective studes but not large prospective studies. However I didn't do a detailed...
Forum: The Big File 03-14-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,443
Posted By lisa
I've been to very small conferences that used a...

I've been to very small conferences that used a professional conference audiotaper. It's easy for the organizer since they handle setting up all the taping equipment and making the copies. And it...
Forum: The Big File 03-10-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,668
Posted By lisa
The following article by a good pt discusses what...

The following article by a good pt discusses what types of chairs are good for what types of back problems and how to fit chairs to a patient

Once you understand the principles, I think it's...
Forum: The Big File 03-09-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,099
Posted By lisa
It sounds like you are okay in the current...

It sounds like you are okay in the current scenerio.

Mostly I was just encouraging you to be clear on the w/c law with a lawyer if you reopen the w/c case. Reopening the case may turn out to be...
Forum: The Big File 03-09-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,099
Posted By lisa
That's atypical in my experience. Most people I...

That's atypical in my experience. Most people I know with w/c aren't getting any coverage under private insurance for injury that w/c is supposed to cover even if w/c is covering almost nothing or...
Forum: The Big File 03-09-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,099
Posted By lisa
Actually if you open the worker's comp claim on...

Actually if you open the worker's comp claim on your back, the private carriers generally no longer will cover the surgery if w/c denies. And w/c in your state I believe does not cover fusion which...
Forum: The Big File 01-24-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By lisa
I deduct my medical expenses and I just use an...

I deduct my medical expenses and I just use an accountant. It costs me $160 but for me it's worth it to not have to figure out what is and is not deductable. I just give him a spreadsheet organzied...
Forum: The Big File 01-15-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,856
Posted By lisa
The study coordinater I talked to for the...

The study coordinater I talked to for the flexicore clinical trials I was looking into said that they had done the operation on Medicare patients so it seems possible.
Forum: The Big File 01-06-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,012
Posted By lisa
A couple of books to look at for instruction ...

A couple of books to look at for instruction

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Davis, Eshelman, and McKay

Make Health Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness
by Erik Peper,...
Forum: The Big File 01-02-2005, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,933
Posted By lisa
I hacen't read that one, but I read this book on...

I hacen't read that one, but I read this book on the mechanics of proper walking and it was helpful. Seem like it probably has similar topics to the above book. Doesn't solve a bad back but does...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 12-29-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,449
Posted By lisa
The rest of that list. This part include more on...

The rest of that list. This part include more on how to treat the injury (articles on both conservative and surgical treatment are included below)

physician's websites with information on TOS...
Forum: The Big File 12-27-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,415
Posted By lisa
Looking around more I found the agenda for the...

Looking around more I found the agenda for the begining of next year that has the latest codes

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/paymentsystems/icd9/icd9addendafy05.pdf

It looks like they are changing...
Forum: The Big File 12-27-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,415
Posted By lisa
These articles discuss what part medicare will...

These articles discuss what part medicare will pay for now and indicates they are adding in more codes for them.

They will at this point pay for your biological disk to be removed but not I...
Forum: The Big File 12-27-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,563
Posted By lisa
I have a brachial plexus injury and the home...

I have a brachial plexus injury and the home exercise program from Peter Edgelow for brachial plexus injuries helped me quite a bit. See www.edgelow.com (http://www.edgelow.com)

The program comes...
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