Only lumbar MRI approved.

The insurance company is playing God. They will only authorize the lumbar MRI. Told them they can use the cat scan for the cervical (neck). The pain dr uses the MRI for needle placement for the steroid shots.

I hate that insurance companies can play God rather than the dr who is treating you.

I will get the lumbar (lower back) MRI done on Saturday.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

2 thoughts on “Only lumbar MRI approved.

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    I’m with you, doctors go through years of medical school and training so they can make these calls on what tests need done. Insurance people stamping yay or nay probably took a week long seminar on how to get blood from a stone, then limit the amount the stone is allowed to bleed. I’m all for saving money but the doctors know more than some idget with a calculator sitting at a desk reading a file.
    Hope you get good news. ❤

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    1. Tessa Post author

      The cervical spine MRI is on hold for now. Dr said they would see what can be done. I don’t know if the pain specialist will be able to use the cat scan as the insurance company suggested. The medical field is political anymore, that is for sure.



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