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    Chiropractic Care with Tricare?

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    I have tricare standard. Lately I have had crippling lower back pain. I'm just assuming its from my desk job that I sit at for 8 hours a day. I do make effort to get up at least every 50 minutes or so for 10 minutes or more. I have not gone to see my regular doctor about this in fear he's just going give me some pills and send me on my way.

    I called tricare to ask if they cover any chiropractic care and the woman on the phone was very harsh and short with me said no and just about hung up on me.

    Does anyone know if I switch to Prime and get a referral for a chiropractor they will pay for it?
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    Nope, they won't. You can get a referral for physical therapy which can include massage and chiropractic care, but Tricare won't just cover chiropracting.
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    Nope, sorry. Tricare doesn't cover chiropractic care for dependents at all. Some bases have chiropractors, but they are available for the military member only.
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    nope, not even on prime can you get chiropractic care, sorry
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    i'd call around, some offices will work with you, i've seen a few groupon coupons for chiropractors, and some may also do payment systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    Nope, they won't. You can get a referral for physical therapy which can include massage and chiropractic care, but Tricare won't just cover chiropracting.
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    Also, see if your DH knows someone who goes off base? That's what DH did, and we found one for about 50$
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    I second the PT idea. I go to PT for my shoulder and I also get treatment for my neck and some basic chiropractic care.
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    I would really consider PT or getting a referral to an orthopedic specialist over a chiropractor if you can.
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