Hi everyone, I am new to forums but I feel like I am losing my mind.
I was in a bad car accident 5 years ago, doctors missed my back and neck issues until 2 years ago. (past the time where I could sue for injuries)
Now the pain has me using a cane to help me walk at 30, and I cant do things with my son like before. (camping, go karting, amusement parks, etc)
Basic housework is excruciating. I am seeing a pain and spine care specialist for the past 2 years. He has done several different treatments. the longest one has worked was 2 months. He has recently informed me that my condition has no surgery(except one that will not be covered by insurance, and I am not in a state where I qualify for it yet)
I hate taking pain medication, I don't want to end up addicted to it(being told I have to take it 3 times per day by my dr, instead of as needed) I feel this is not a good thing for my son to see.
Sadly I can barely function without the medication. I don't know what to do, where to look at this point it just seems to be a losing battle.
Does anyone have anything to maybe push me back into a better state of mind more than anything?