You can relieve much of the pain you are experiencing in your arm, leg, back or neck with a brace. A brace includes all devices (rigid and semi-rigid) that are used to support any part of the body that is weak, injured or deformed in some way. Braces are covered by most insurance policies as long as the apparatus is deemed medically necessary by your doctor, however, many wonder if bracing is covered if they have a power wheelchair.
If you have a power wheelchair it is advised you speak with your doctor concerning if a brace is needed. If additional support for your neck, arm and or back is needed in addition to your use of a power wheelchair speaking to your doctor will help ensure that the additional device is medically necessary. Doing so will make sure insurance helps pay for the device but will also improve your health and state of living upon use.
Below are a few signs that a brace is needed
- Continual weakness in the legs and or feet
- Tingling or knife-life stabbing sensations
- Severe back pain
- Pain in the lower spine (front, sides or back)
- Consistent pain in the upper back and also neck
- Osteoarthritis of the lower back
- Spinal degeneration
- Postural Syndrome and
- Dowager’s hump
- Difficulty bending, walking or lifting things you could before
- Curvature of the spine
- Muscular strain
- Deep, tight muscle contractions near the spine. These are more consistent in the lower back and
- Other conditions
If you are using a power wheelchair and are continuously experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms on a regular basis or if it seems your current condition is getting worse it will be beneficial to speak with your doctor concerning whether or not a brace will be a worthy attempt to improve your health. Also, if you have a power wheelchair, the need for a back brace will be considered by both your doctor and by your insurance for coverage if the power wheelchair will not suffice as the sole method of treatment for your mobility issues.
How can you get one?
If you currently use a power wheelchair and would like to qualify for bracing through insurance, Aeroflow Healthcare makes it a fast and simple process. Our Qualify Through Insurance form is easy to fill out and once completed one of our certified mobility experts will contact you to walk you through the process of receiving the brace. If you have any questions if bracing is covered if you have a power wheelchair, feel free to contact us at 1-888-345-1780; we look forward to hearing from you!