Inadequate Medical Treatment

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    Oct 27, 2010 7:37 AM GMT
    With millions of Americans either lacking adequate insurance, being uninsured or requiring non covered services, many are having problems to have a proper medical treatment.
    Some people have to wait for months to get an appointment from the doctor, and the suffering their go through is unbelievable.
    I have seen number and number of stories of such kind in the internet. If anyone of you is facing such kind of problems then please send in your replies and specify your problem.
    With these many years of experience in the health sector, maybe we will have a chat on this forum and find a better solution to it.
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    Oct 27, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    As a licensed massage therapist, I treat all kinds of people who have either been untreated due to lack of insurance or whatever or who have been treated by all kinds of medical personnel.

    There are many problems with the traditional medical world: focus on the site of the pain rather than its origin; immediate prescription for medication; reliance on PT with its useless Stim and ultrasound, not listening to the patient, lack of knowledge about the body's soft tissue.

    Even Orthopedists know very little about muscle...they focus on protocols and surgery.

    Take carpel tunnel syndrome...the typical treatment plan calls for bracing, medications, rest, PT, OT and surgery (which is only partially effective)...cost? About $8.000.

    When, in fact, carpel tunnel syndrome is caused, in part, by trigger points in the pollicis muscle just below the elbow. Two treatments: 100% improved.Cost: $80.

    Another issue often faced by athletes....back pain, sciatica, hip pain, groin pain...all usually caused by a leg length discrepancy caused by a tight psoas muscle. But: the dr. will prescribe a heel lift, PT, Meds, Rest, etc. Etc....Release the psoas (about 5 minute treatment)...leg back to normal...no pain. Done.

    I treat approx. 40 people a week. 90% are being treated elsewhere with little or no results. In almost every case, my knowledge of trigger points and the body's soft tissue allows me to heal the condition in one or two visits.

    End of rant!
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 01, 2021 1:58 AM GMT
    I can't believe we haven't had any responses to this topic in over 10 years. Great conversation, too bad these former members are now gone. icon_sad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 01, 2021 2:57 AM GMT
    This is a very important forum thread that needs to be revitalized because so many Americans cannot afford proper medical care and the insurance coverage. Since I am an Army veteran, I am very thankful for the VA and the good quality health care that I have full access to at a very reasonable rate. If I didn’t serve in the military, I would have been screwed royally.
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    May 11, 2021 1:19 AM GMT
    Let me add this: in 2006 I had to wait 1 year to see a VA doctor. Reason? Iraqi war wounded had priority. About which I wasn't gonna complain. But why hadn't President Bush and the Republican Congress funded the VA adequately?

    Yah know if you're gonna send these soldiers into combat, there's gonna be repercussions. If you wound them, you better be ready to patch them up. Rambo Republicans hadn't thought of that, nor provided for it. That would have looked bad on the national budget.

    So those of us already in the VA system got no care for years. And the heroically wounded had to wait, too.
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    May 11, 2021 3:10 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidLet me add this: in 2006 I had to wait 1 year to see a VA doctor. Reason? Iraqi war wounded had priority. About which I wasn't gonna complain. But why hadn't President Bush and the Republican Congress funded the VA adequately?

    Yah know if you're gonna send these soldiers into combat, there's gonna be repercussions. If you wound them, you better be ready to patch them up. Rambo Republicans hadn't thought of that, nor provided for it. That would have looked bad on the national budget.

    So those of us already in the VA system got no care for years. And the heroically wounded had to wait, too.

    So what did you call LBJ during VietNam? Rambo had not yet arrived.