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    SpineCor and Insurance

    Hi,

    I am thinking of getting the SpineCor brace for adults with scoliosis. I wanted to check if anyone has had luck getting this covered from there insurance. I would like to know how they approached it with the insurance company and how much coverage they could get.

    My scoliosis was discovered 10 years back with 25degree thoracic and 30degree lumbar. I cannot walk or stand for more than an hour and I am just 40 years old so want to try anything non-surgical to feel better.

    Thanks

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    Hi and welcome.

    I can only recall one adult who had a Spinecor brace on the group but there may have been others. I don't recall if she got insurance to cover it.

    There are anecdotal reports that the brace helps with pain in adults.

    So just to be clear, you had a 25* T curve and a 30* L at 30 years old. The paradigm is you are not expected to need surgery for progression in your lifetime with those measurements at that age.

    Did you curves increase or are they just getting more painful?
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    Here are three threads that user started on Spinecor in adults.

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/searc...earchid=852969
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Hi and welcome.

    I can only recall one adult who had a Spinecor brace on the group but there may have been others. I don't recall if she got insurance to cover it.

    There are anecdotal reports that the brace helps with pain in adults.

    So just to be clear, you had a 25* T curve and a 30* L at 30 years old. The paradigm is you are not expected to need surgery for progression in your lifetime with those measurements at that age.

    Did you curves increase or are they just getting more painful?
    Thanks for your reply. Neither the curves have increased nor has the pain. When I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 30, I still couldn't walk or stand more than an hour. I never found any options other than yoga and have just lived with it. I recently found out about SpineCor and wanted to give it a try as otherwise I dread doing anything that involved walking or standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwalia View Post
    Thanks for your reply. Neither the curves have increased nor has the pain. When I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 30, I still couldn't walk or stand more than an hour. I never found any options other than yoga and have just lived with it. I recently found out about SpineCor and wanted to give it a try as otherwise I dread doing anything that involved walking or standing.
    Hi,

    just wondering what's the update and status w spinecor? i'm looking into different optinos as well
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    I strongly recommend to everyone thinking in Spinecor, to try to find a Dr. not belonging to Clear. They uses to put the Spinecor (at least in adults) without any reduction in brace. They are sure that it has not any importance in adults, they definitely has not any idea about why Spinecor works and how important reduction in brace always is!.

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    Very few medical doctors offer Spinecor because there is no good evidence it works.

    That's why mainly chiros offer it. They don't know or care about evidence.

    Chiros are not allowed to use the "Dr." title in other counties. In this country where they can use the title, you can find chiro websites that use the title and don't admit the person is a chiro and not a real doctor. It's a problem. Chiro school has been characterized as a trade school and there is evidence they are teaching abject nonsense.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by fashionista View Post
    Hi,

    just wondering what's the update and status w spinecor? i'm looking into different optinos as well
    You should to see the Spinecor Face Group of Leslie Tyler, there are tons of stories of people using it. Unfortunately there are also Clear Chiropractors, but you may ignore what they says.

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