I saw the chiropractor again today, and we went over my x-rays. I knew my back was jacked upped, but he did tell me things I didn’t know, things outside of the scoliosis. From the x-rays I could see that the scoliosis had gotten worse since the last time I’d had x-rays, about 10 years ago. But he also had I had degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine (the neck). That’s not so uncommon, but still. Damn.
Insurance only pays for about 1/5 of what he charges for what he thinks I need done over a six month time period. He offered me a deal to pay about 1/2 of what he usually charges, which still comes out to be about $2500 over 50 visits. $50 a visit is not so bad, but it’s money that we were going to use for other things. I’m kind of tired of having to spend so much money on my health, especially for this, something that we really don’t know if it’s going to help me or not. What if after six months I’m still in pain? Or something happens to me – manipulating the spine is a serious matter, and there are risks.
I really don’t know what to do. Doing nothing means staying like this, and being in pain. Doing this means spending a sh!t-load of money on a hope and a prayer. This is a sucky choice.
What would you do?