Carolene 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • Marion, Virginia
07
Jul2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Hannula, Dr Testerment.
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Viscosupplementation Injection
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cortisone Injection, Support brace, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

When I could get Synvisc1, my pain subsided greatly. Now because the insurance will not pay only $800.00 and with the medicine and administering the drug in three separate injection the total cost is $1200.00. I am a widow and live on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay the balance. It is a shame that there is help out there and us law abiding citizens cannot get the proper care, however prisioners in jail and illegal immigrants can get what they need and want. We as retirees have worked and contributed to society for some 50 years now when we need it we cannot get it. Something wrong with this picture. Carolene Poston


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