My name is Andrea, will not provide last name until I trust this site a little more. I’m 27 years old, I’m a full-time college student, and I cannot work until my chronic pain diminishes or decreases. I would have dropped out by now but the measly amount of financial aid I receive is enough to pay my bills and see a few doctors. My story has been documented by the online newspaper, MotherJones. I’ll retell my story here and provide the link to my verified story.
In October 2016, I was injured badly through the Amazon warehouse. I have multiple disc herniations, carpal tunnel in both wrists, and TMJ. Over time, these injuries have caused me fibromyalgia and I now have chronic pain and inflammation from morning to night. I wound up receiving a small settlement from Amazon which I used to fund a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a massage therapist, and a natural medicine doctor who practices acupuncture, herbal treatments, and something called Chuna and Acumata. After 7 months of treatments, my settlement is now done. these treatments have been working very slowly. I’m still in constant pain and need to continue treatments for at least another 3 months. I have calculated what the total would cost and it would be at least $4,610. The most important doctors are the natural medicine doctor and the chiropractor. Everything else can wait. In total, the cost is $5610 .
Natural Medicine Doctor – Deal of $2,950.
Acumata – $82.99 – 28 sessions (3 sessions a week). Promotes blood circulation within organs.
Chuna – $45.99 – 10 sessions (2 sessions a week). Stretches muscles and tissues and promotes strengthening.
Herbal Treatment – $400 (30 days worth). Promotes healthy gut and digestion.
TMJ Chriopractor Total – $1,190 – 2x a week for 7 visits
TMJ specialist/Chiropractor – $85 a session (2x a week) – Adjusts my neck and stretches my jaw muscles and tongue muscles.
Massage Therapy – $280 monthly
Massage Therapy – $70 a session (1x a week) = $280. – a months worth.
TMJ Dentist – No more than $470 total.
TMJ Dentist – $170 a visit – $300 for the appliance. I only need to see him once or twice for an appliance.
Physical Therapist – $720 total – $80 a session 3x a week for 4 weeks.
**This is not as important as the rest. I can’t rebuild my muscles until everything else is healed.
My Chiropractor – http://www.drgerardo.com/services/chiropractic/
My story is here: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/amazon-workers-compensation-amcare-clinic-warehouse/