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Has anyone ever heard of VA paying for chiropractic services, massage therapy, or acupuncture for treatment of Fibromyalgia? If so how ? or suggestions on how to have them do it. I am 40% service connected for this. I am guessing this would be fee basis.

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Roses, I was just reading through the forum, "medications, prescriptions", etc.

a post on pg. 9 by Acesup might be of some help to you. He was SC and got chiro.

Hope it helps you.


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When I first went to the VA we discussed those options. If I had went to the pain management referral and they recommended these types of treatment then fee basis would cover them.

When I called fee basis to confirm this before going any further, they started giving me the runaround about my income and a bunch of nonsense that has nothing to do with it. I decided to not give myself unneeded stress.

If you are going to ask for a referral and try to get treatment like this, I would recommend you contact your fee basis office and ask about how they cover medical treatments like Chiropractic, acupuncture, and so on. If they do it frequently, then give it a try.

Good luck

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I have a lot of experience with Pain Managment, Fee Bassis, and Chiropractic care. A law established in 2008 (approx) required the VA to provide Chiro care. Implenting it is, of course another story. I have been in pain maganemnet several differrent times. - side not: recently referred again, and was given a consultation appoint the other day for FEBRUARY 2013 - Bay Pines, Fl. Do you think our Senators wait this long for an appoitment? B.S.)

Anyway, yes they did cover fee basis, but be prepared to be rejected by private services, as the fee basis pays what they call "lower medicare rates." I found a chiro, that accepted it, and recieved treatment. The VA made them jump through hoops with paperwork, late paying them, then forced me to re-visit the VA pain clinc every 2-4 months to see how it was going. Stopping me from contiuing treatment each time. Then they stopped agreeing to pay for any massage at all.

I am 100% service conected with multiple issues and in lots of pain. Massage took the edge off, but apprently the VA would rather fill you up on additive, mind altering drugs, than to allow a veteran to tell them that Hey, massage works.

Signed, thourghly disgusted and frustrated.

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