Hi all great and supportive friends!!!
I'm 24 male with L5-S1 disc herniation. I actually herniated my disc 6 months ago and have sciatic pain in my left leg. After the first 2 months, there was some improvement;pain was about 2 out 10. Then i started doing PT , but i began having tingling on my left that I've never had before PT.Until the last 2 weeks, my leg started getting more pain because i did some rotation exercises from PT.Now walking, sitting, sleeping all create "pain" which are really upset me. Yesterday, he put me on the "Spinal Decompression Machine" there was no pain at all during time i laid on that machine , but when i drove home my leg started having extremely excruciating pain more than 20 mins .
I just saw my DR to see what options i can possibly have and talked to him what 's going with my leg (i'm thinking about getting the injection). He said : At this point right now , i have 2 option 1. to get the injection 2. to get surgery.I wanna get the injection , but the problem is i can't afford to get that shot although i have insurance (The BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas). They said some things about the deductible , they said i have to deduct 2500$ for my insurance to be covered 80% or deduct 4500$ to be covered 100% which makes no sense to me.
Now my leg is getting worse ,and being a college student and working part-time. I honestly can't afford that. This seems like the end of my life...( i even think about having surgery because my herniated disc is huge 1cm,but unable to pay for the shots , i don't even dream about surgery)
Is there any option for me ..Can all of you help me out?
Once again, thanks for spending your value time to read my long post.