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Old 04-10-2017, 01:57 AM
mosullivan86 mosullivan86 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2016
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Unsure, I have been dealing with my neck issue for around 3 years. I've done a few rounds of PT, no injections (not interested in that, and Drs say I wouldn't get any relief due to the compression on the spinal cord). Do you know which insurance group covers your region? (Humana, united, etc?) I know Humana has different rules of what they approve than united does. United is who approved my surgery.

I would also recommend calling a tricare liaison or patient advocate at your base. They helped me when I was through standard and just starting with this whole mess.
30 year old RN
NOV. 2014- C5-C6 herniation with ridiculopathy
Numbness and tingling in all extremities
1st opinion- Recommended 1 level Fusion- NOPE
2nd opinion-Recommended Mobi-c, Dr had only implanted 5.
3rd opinion- Recommended Mobi-C, not crazy about the guy.
4th opinion: Recommended Mobi-C, Dr Blumenthal

June 6, 2017 C5/C6 Mobi-C disc replacement with Dr. Blumenthal at Texas Back Institute!!

Ready to get back to an active lifestyle!
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