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  • 8 hours ago

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  • 6 days ago

    why won't my health insurance pay for the shot's i need in my knees? i do get cortazone shot's every month. they don't help at all. the other injection my doctor want's to give me is sopose to last 6 months .

    if my doctor will explain to them why i need the shot's they will consider paying for them. how can i convince my doctor to explain to them why i need the shots? i've ask him 3 times to put a referal into them for me 'all he's say's is ( they know why i need the shot's)
  • 10 days ago

    Chiropractic care

    Has anyone used chiropractic and had good results?
  • 12 days ago


    Have any of you noticed an increase in pain when intaking higher amounts of sugar in your diet?
  • 24 days ago

    Coffee and arthritis

    Why is it that my arthritis flares up when I run out of coffee? Seriously feel like the pain is twice as bad than usual. I only have one or two cups a day, and tea doesn't help at all.
  • 26 days ago

    Coverage for Theraputic Massage

    My daughter was diagnosed with JIA 4 years ago. Her specialist has given her a prescription for Theraputic Massage in hopes that it would be covered by insurance. Any advice on who or where to go to find a massage service what would be covered my Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • 27 days ago

    Cervical Spine MRI Results

    Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion 360 surgery (in 2010). Seeing a surgeon soon, would like to know if I should be concerned? MRI Results Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5.  C2-3: No significant findings. C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral....
  • 1 month ago


    Hello.. new here but certainly not to ra. I have been on Simponi Auto jet for almost seven years now but have had some changes in my health and my rheumatologist thinks it's time to change. she's talking about Orencia and I noticed they have an auto jet. I am wondering if it is painful to use. I'm not a wimp but Simponi is so easy and it's only monthly and is completely pain-free. just trying to get some information together before I head down a different road. Thanks much for any....
  • 1 month ago

    Knee pain

    I have been diagnosed with cartilage wear on the insides of my knees. I had the micro fracture procedure done in my right knee I was doing pretty good but thought I would try P.T. I was fine until they had me do squats it really messed me up now I hurt all the time. Dr. said I strained my right leg. Can anyone else relate to my situation?
  • 1 month ago


    I have very bad back pain. My doctor tells me it is arthritis. I also have high blood pressure. I have tried many meds but nothing helps. I know age and medical problems but I really need info about what med would help