To pay or not to co pay?

Surgical Alternative ehlping those living in painI recently had a phone call from a person whom had been referred to our office from his neighbor who comes here for maintenance therapy.  She recently spent  time explaining her journey of finding pain relief to him.  He’d finally had enough pain  that he was now thinking about what he considered to be the only next step, surgery.  He‘d been told he would need surgery for his herniated discs and bulging discs in his lower back which were causing him a wicked sciatica pain.  His neighbor had been down this similar path but thankfully someone steered her our way.  I spent at least an hour on the phone listening to his health history and his treatment journey thus far.  He asked lots of questions about our bodywork approach and what our therapy plan would entail for a person in his condition.  Most clients feel a significant improvement after the first session, but being that he’d been in pain for over 10 years,  I asked him to schedule 5 appointments spaced 7 to 14 days apart.  I could hear his hesitation though the phone.  He then said, maybe he should try physical therapy or his chiropractor again.  His insurance would pay for that.  He was only responsible for the co pay.  In prior years these therapies  which worked for him now seemed to give him less results.   I could not understand how he was willing to go back to therapy that he says was no longer giving him relief.  He would rather pay a co pay than give another approach a try, out of pocket.  I felt like he was fitting to stay in the cycle he was stuck in because insurance would cover it.

Much of the work that I do is updating the public’s thinking about what structured massage therapy can address.  I feel like most people are still running a DOS program when what “WE” do is actually equivalent to running Windows 7.    We can successfully treat more conditions than the public knows a therapist to work on. The work we specialize in “Structural Energetic Therapy,” is a total body restructuring!  It is not your mother’s massage therapy. Many can’t fathom that massage therapy could rehabilitate them.  Structural imbalances are responsible for over 90% of our painful symptoms throughout the body, and can cause varying degrees of limitations and dysfunctions.   We use specialized deep tissue massage protocols to release myofascial holding patterns, scar tissue and adhesions that maintain distortions causing pain and dysfunction! These techniques allow us to release the primary distortions/ imbalance, and sub-patterns, with the ultimate goal of restoring balance in the body long term.

We feel very fortunate and excited to do what we love to do, help others. We have been dealing with clients in severe pain for over 14 years now, that are suffering from herniated discs, bulging discs, hiatal hernias, peripheral nerve damage, degenerative disk disease, nerve entrapments, pinched sciatic nerve issues and many more symptoms that people think they either have to have surgery for or are told they just have to deal with the pain.  The reason we started blogging was so that we could reach and help some of those people that suffer from these and many other painful conditions.   For more  information  or read other testimonials or blogs Check US OUT!