Pain relief denied: Insurer stops covering popular therapy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Alex Ostrowski has worked hard to control her pain. Now, she fears it will control her again.

“I would describe where I was at 10 years ago as a fog,” Ostrowski said.

Ostrowski, now 30, was first prescribed opioids at age 14.

“You’re controlling your pain, but at the price of normal interaction, at the price of normal quality of life,” she explained.

Ostrowski’s chronic back pain stems from injuries she suffered in a horrific accident on the Sparta lake where she grew up. Ostrowski was 12 years old when a boat ran over her Jet Ski on Camp Lake, pinning her body between its propeller and the wooden slats of the boat’s diving board.

Full Story: WOOD TV


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