I'm so completely lost.
I have no where to turn but it looks like everyone here is very helpful...
long story short, I had scoliosis but my problems just got worse from there. I'm 22, have had 5 spine surgeries, and am still in constant pain. My first doctor really messed me up...and I guess my problem now is that I'm "too fused", my entire spine is fused except for that last disc before your hips (L5 I believe?), I don't know I was young and the doctors didn't take the time to explain to me what was going on so I don't know technical terms. Either way, everytime I move, it strains that last disc.
I have no health insurance, no pain medication, I cant see a doctor....I've tried multiple times to get on disability because the pain is just so intense that I can't stand or sit for more than 10 minutes without being paralyzed with pain, but they deny me every time.
The last doctor visit I had (YEARS ago) said that the only way to fix it is to fuse my spine to my hips, but that surgery is risky and often unsuccessful, and also destroys your flexibility.
I really don't know what to do now, the pain is so bad it brings me to tears and I know I need to see a doctor...but with no income and no help there's no possible way I can. I'm already in debt from past surgeries and hospital stays.
Are there any pain clinics for low-income families? I can't stand this pain much longer but I dont know if I can go through more surgeries either...