Hello everyone. Newbie here. Im at a loss of what direction i should be taking and looking for some advice. I'll try to keep it half way short but its really a long list of circumstances that have led to this point.
I have always suffered with some sort of back problems. I had a very successful career up til about 7 months ago. Then at work i hurt my neck which pinched a nerve and was losing control of my right arm. I filed a work comp claim and got an mri. bulging disc. received ESI and after awhile it started working. after a couple months it wore off but thankfully thinks started healing. about the time my neck is healing i start getting low back pain. I see it as normal for me and dont think much of it but it started affecting my work. wasnt able to do much. I went to drs around the area but they all wanted to just give me a shot of pain meds and send me on my way. Well, work just kept going downhill and i lost my job. Lost my insurance. the spinal dr i had been going to got very upset when he found out i had lost my insurance and actually asked me to leave his office and said he would not see me until insured. i asked him to fill out a form describing my condition and he put on the form that i had no problems! I was fully able to work. Unemployment denied me because of it. The pain kept getting worse. i managed to get another job but only lasted 1 and a half days. i couldnt stand for more than 3 to 5 mins. and no matter what position i was in i couldnt slow the pain. i found another job knowing i couldnt do the work but what do you do? the job offered no insurance. the state offices refuse to help because there is no diagnosis so i cant even receive unemployment. the pain is so terrible i cant even describe it. lower back, butt, leg, left foot is numb. so 7 months into it now. i drive 3 1/2 hrs to a medical facility that has a spine center. went to emergency and they gave me 2 shots of pain killers that did absolutely nothing and released me. i asked for some sort of prescription for pain and was denied. They looked at me like i was just some junky looking for a fix! i did however get referred to the spine center section of the hospital. they called me the other day. tomorrow i have to go to a consultation at theyre office. so another 3 1/2 hr drive one way. Im have depleted every resource i had financially. spent every dollar. i have had to borrow gas money from family just to make it to dr appts to just get sent home with no answers. why cant i get a diagnosis so i can try to get some financial help from unemployment or disability of some sort til i can get back to work. Im starting to really think that this will be a long term thing and im worrying about what i will do as far as keeping a roof over my head and not starving. i never thought things could get this bad in such a short amount of time. is there any help out there?>