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Posted by Iguana Rock - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by sophie hunton - 4 years ago

A doctor refers you to a specialist then you are reimbursed ,ask your doctor to refer you it costs them nothing to do it.

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Posted by LilyP - 4 years ago

i think you may find that many physiotherapists would definitely advise against chiropractic treatment in the cervical area - below this area yes and with good results. My husband had the same pain in his neck, had treatment with a chiropractor which definitely alleviated the pain but with a price - it resulted in a severe trapped nerve which he felt in his hand and wrist. His French physio put this right and advised against the chiro. -  when we returned home the UK physio told him the same.

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Posted by Iguana Rock - 4 years ago

Thanks kanak.

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

(ignoring the previous two posts) my osteopathe charges 60e, not reimbursable.  France is less receptive to 'alternative' medicine. The rule about the médecin traitant had to be brought in because people used to try more than one opinion, even on the same day, and the system was cracking.  That said, you shouldn't be resigned to pain, so the other line of enquiry is to try a pain clinic specialist who may then possibly sort out what sounds for you like two totally different problems.

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Posted by Fazabelle56 - 4 years ago

How much is it for a full spine replacement OP these days?

 

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Posted by Iguana Rock - 4 years ago

Thanks kerho, that sounds perfect.

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Posted by kerho-871858 - 4 years ago

hi if you have a carte vital go and see another doctor or the same tell doctor you would like to see a Masseur Kinesitherapeute for a season there is an excellent one at Morlaix who speaks English;   I had a trapped nerve in the bottom of my back and had dead leg it was sorted out the first visit;  The address is

 

M Bertarand MADEC

26 Masseur Kinesitherapeute

88 Rue de Brest

29600

Tel he speaks Eng and explain

0298880834

he is worth his weight in gold

 

 

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Posted by Iguana Rock - 4 years ago

Thanks candid, that's what I was hoping to hear! I'll book an appointment for next week.

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Posted by candid - 4 years ago

Just tell your dr you  want to see a specialist and he will write a letter for you to give him/her and tell you of the nearest one to you.It isn't NHS here,you are paying for  private treatment.Good luck.

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Posted by Millisle - 4 years ago

Want to add--- if Arnold nerve damaged!! can be very dangerous--surprised  that you have not already had hospital treatment,as could cause  some very serious problems.

Again--Chiropractic massage- and I mean massage  along with some stretching-again no jerking at all.