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    Thumbs up SPINECOR BRACE - 59 yr old

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    Spinecor adults

    Did insurance cover any of the costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHD1959 View Post
    Did insurance cover any of the costs?
    Hi GHD!

    Well - we'll see. Insurance company is United Health Care and since i have to go out of network, they tell me they will only cover 60%. I had to pay the full amount up front and will be reimbursed. I'm told that this typically takes 30 days. Have lots of chatter going on about my experience under the thread Spinecor Adult Users.

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    Insurance

    I also have United Healthcare and would be very interested in if you do get covered for part of your expenses. I think if pain can be decreased wearing the brace and following the exercises its worth it, since most people have such negative comments about Adult Spinecor. Hey its worth a try instead of having numerous surgeries. I am a 49 year old male with a 55 degree curve. Thanks Again and I look forward to reading more about your journey.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
    Some do seem to express some rather negative viewpoints regarding adult use of this brace ... guess that is largely due to the fact that most people have trouble dealing with any kind of change - or things that shake their stable data.
    I suggest you consider the negative comments are fueled not by a difficulty with change but by the complete and total lack of evidence for any brace permanently reducing a curve in adults.

    There is medicine that is driven forward by evidence.

    Then there is woo-woo that does not enjoy envidence (at least to date) and for which folks must settle for faith that it will somehow work, sometimes as against known biology.

    Spinecor permanently improving adult spines (or even kids' spines) is in the latter category until they pony up some rigorous evidence.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
    Did you realize the current vice president and CEO of the National Scoliosis Foundation (which provides this forum) has three children using the Spinecor brace. That is HUGE. He has been quoted as saying that the brace - "does what it is supposed to do". http://www.spinecorbrace.biz/

    What do you think of that?[/COLOR][/B]
    Unless he's been demoted, Joe is President, not VP.

    And, regardless of the fact that Joe might have 3 kids in Spinecor braces (which is probably true, but may be a result of his being employed by Spinecor for some time), putting kids in the Spinecor brace is different than putting adults in one.

    --Linda

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