Collateral Damage & Percussion Vests

Posted by thumperguy @thumperguy, Feb 8 7:56pm

Anyone know of an instance in which use of a percussion vest is suspected of resulting in unintended problems in “random” body structures or systems? Don

@thumperguy do you suspect that the vest is doing you harm?

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No Colleen, I just got to thinking the other night that the steady "diet" of vibration to our upper torso, internal organs, brain, etc. isn't exactly something that we're optimally adapted to based on our evolutionary history. Now, maybe someone on the forum who actually knows something about adaptation, evolutionary history and so on, can chime in and expose me for the dilettante I am. LOL Don

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I have one of those machines. Even though I don't like to use it, I have had no problems using it

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@degree

I have one of those machines. Even though I don't like to use it, I have had no problems using it

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Hi @degree and welcome to the MAC & Bronchiectasis group. You'll meet the whole gang in this main discussion thread:
– (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mycobacterium-avium-complex-pulmonary-disease-macmai/

I noticed you also mentioned that you have Parkinson's, so I invite you to also join that group:
– Parkinson's Disease https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/parkinsons-disease/

How long have you been living with MAC?

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thumperguy, when I inquired about having a percussion vest, the nurse said it was too expensive. I am confused because I have insurance! Is it difficult to get a vest? This gunk will not loosen and I am losing hope. Thank-you, for any help you can be. Does it really break it up?

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@anonymous217382

thumperguy, when I inquired about having a percussion vest, the nurse said it was too expensive. I am confused because I have insurance! Is it difficult to get a vest? This gunk will not loosen and I am losing hope. Thank-you, for any help you can be. Does it really break it up?

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Saw your question. My vest has been great for breaking up the congestion, am so glad I got it. It should be covered by insurance with a doctor's order. The DME company you chose (durable medical equipment) will check and let you know the co-payment and cost to you. I don't know why the nurse would say that. I would pursue obtaining an order and go from there and good luck!

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@anonymous217382

thumperguy, when I inquired about having a percussion vest, the nurse said it was too expensive. I am confused because I have insurance! Is it difficult to get a vest? This gunk will not loosen and I am losing hope. Thank-you, for any help you can be. Does it really break it up?

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Saw your post and concur with others. With a doctors order insurance does cover it less any co-pay, if applicable. I’ve used one for three years and do believe it helps somewhat. All the little things we do to help ourselves add up to improvement with fingers crossed and God’s blessing. Wishing you well.

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@gej53

Saw your question. My vest has been great for breaking up the congestion, am so glad I got it. It should be covered by insurance with a doctor's order. The DME company you chose (durable medical equipment) will check and let you know the co-payment and cost to you. I don't know why the nurse would say that. I would pursue obtaining an order and go from there and good luck!

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Thank-you very much! : )

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@1065408

Saw your post and concur with others. With a doctors order insurance does cover it less any co-pay, if applicable. I’ve used one for three years and do believe it helps somewhat. All the little things we do to help ourselves add up to improvement with fingers crossed and God’s blessing. Wishing you well.

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You are most kind! Thanks.: )

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@anonymous217382

thumperguy, when I inquired about having a percussion vest, the nurse said it was too expensive. I am confused because I have insurance! Is it difficult to get a vest? This gunk will not loosen and I am losing hope. Thank-you, for any help you can be. Does it really break it up?

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I just got a Vest last month and it was covered 100% by insurance. Your doctor will have to order it.

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