Hello everyone I am sorry for my absence from the forum. I promise to post more regularly and try to answer or comment more often.
I want to discuss a very pasionate issue in regards to scolisos care.
THE MONEY ISSUE!!!!!! Especially with the current economy this is a big topic. I am going to touch on some issues and hopefully maybe help you seen this from another perspective
Scoliosis care is an investment just like that car the young lady described a 97 Honda. A Honda is a great investment in regards to transportation and dependability. The funny thing is you will invest on average $2000 year in maintenance and the average person will by a new car every 7 years. That is $14,000 into a piece of metal that you are going to throw away in 7 years.
When we talk in terms of health almost no one invest this much into their own health? Why?
When we are looking at the progressive condition of scoliosis or any other condition we have to ask our self some questions.
1) What do you want your health to look like 20 -50 years from now?
2) what do you want your life to look like?
3) What do you want to activity levels to be like?
4) What are you goals?
Once you know the answers to these long term health goals then you and your doctor can develop a plan of action to reach these goals. One thing I do know is with a progressive condition like scoliosis if left untreated you most likely are not going to be able to reach your health goals. Your activity levels will become less and your will begin to age faster physiologically than chronologically. It is always your call but please look at the future further than a few months or even a few years. You can take the time now or you can wait until the only time you have is devoted to trying to resolve your health condition.
People all over the world get into situations where they do not have the financial means to obtain what they want or need. The people who obtain these things figure out a way to achieve their goals. They are persistent and non accepting of their current reality. They figure out a way to invest into their most important assets their health. Without it you have nothing. Here are a few ways I have seen patients obtain payment for their care.
1) loan from bank
2) loan from friend or family member
3) take money out of their retirement
4) health one financial
5) care credit
6) fundraisers at church
7) fundraiser at local tavern
8) get a second mortgage on house
9) line of credit
10) analysis their spending and see where they can save
so be creative in finding a way
"A foolish man will spend his youth sacrificing his health to increase his wealth....
…then waste his golden years sacrificing his wealth to improve his health "
.............I think this is from Mark Twain
Dr Mark N. Berry
1442 Hwy 31 Vestavia Hills, AL 35216