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Old 03-14-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

I'm just curious b/c I've had the sciatica nerve pain for a couple months now. I finally just decided to call my insurance co and see if they cover chiropractors. I found out that the do, but I need a referral from my PCP. I called my PCP to ask for a referral, but he wouldn't give me one. He said he wouldn't recommend seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy and I should talk to my OB about my symptoms. I'm see my OB tomorrow, so I'll ask him then. The thing is I need the referral from my PCP not my OB.

ETA-- I even called one of the chiropractors listed to make sure he took pregnant patients and he does.

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YES!!!!!

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

Heck yeah! Mine is amazing. I'm currently going weekly. He's a bit more conservative with pregnant patients, but he still does acupuncture, muscle release, physical therapy type exercises, etc.

ETA: chiropractors can practice a lot of different types of techniques. It could be that your PCP is imagining something really old school involving a lot of popping, crunching, and twisting.
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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

i did, and it provided some relief but not enough to have me keep paying the $30 to go back. i just bought a heating pad.
in reference to what your pcp is advising, my ob and pcp both felt comfortable sending me to a chiro.
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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

Oh yes! I have an appt on Thursday morning. I actually go more when I am pregnant than not. Hope you can get a referral!! I know it will help out with all the pain
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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

I'm feeling frustrated that my PCP won't give me a referral. I'm not sure what to do now.
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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

I loved my chiro while preg. . .used him before during and after. In fact he was the first non-family member I told about my pg b/c I was worried that he wouldn't want to treat me while pg, but in fact, he was very happy to do so.

Sorry, not sure about your pcp. I hate it when they do stuff like that. Can you just go anyway and pay out of pocket for a chiro?
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Yes!!! She's great!

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Re: Do you see a chiropractor while pregnant?

Yes! I need to find one in my area. I wish I still lived by my old one... she was awesome. About your PCP- that is so frustrating! Can you call your insurance and see if it okay for your OB to give you the referal instead of your PCP? If not, I would totally change PCPs because initial visits can be so expensive (compared to regular ones). I know 2 chiros that I have been to charged about $300 for the initial visit, then like $60 per visit after that (w/o insurance). Depends on the practice, I am sure, if you can find someone that'll just charge you $30, then it would be worth paying out of pocket, IMO. GL and let us know how it goes!
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