Hi, I am new here and I am feeling really hopeless. I had a fusion with hardware in 2012. S1-L3. Then had a revision surgery because there was loose hardware and it was not fusing right after a year. The new surgery with hardware fused right, and the hardware is in place. I had my year checkup today and have been having extreme pain in my right hip - right leg when I walk and move around. The PA-C today said she thinks I have a pinched nerve at L2 now (GREAT)!!!!!.
So now they want to do a CT scan, and start the process over again. I was laid off, and my wife can't find a job so I don't have insurance. It would be over 2000.00 for a scan. The OTC meds don't work, and of course NO-one will give me anything strong. I mean they did offer to refer me to pain management AGAIN, but again..... too expensive. I'm wondering what people can do with natural herbs, or legal meds that I can get in the USA, or elsewhere and ship to the USA? To be clear I am referring to non-controlled meds. There are herbs and other things available in other countries that are not controlled here in the US. I am just looking for any info on ones that work. Thanks
Any help would be great. ES