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possible CES? help

teresajones78tteresajones78 Posts: 1
edited 05/03/2015 - 9:20 PM in Lower Back Pain

May 3, 2015
I have only done this once and got a negative response. I’m hoping for some new ideas as I’m stumped. My back started hurting over a year ago sstarting with my lumbar which my dr dismissed as sciatica. But I became weak in my legs and arms quickly.im a 36 year old women btw… anyway..With in 3 months my neck started bulging and it hurt to move..I found out I had medicaid. .my Dr did two mri ‘ s lumbar and cervical…found my c5 c6 is inpending on my spine and is anteater and postiure ..forgive my spelling..it’s become hard to hold a phone and type..sorry got side tracked..my lumbar had 3 out of the 5 disc slipped my L5 S1 being my worst..With in 5 months of the news ..it’s so week now..it’s walk with a cane or just stay in bed..it’s mm on strong pain meds but they barely touch my pain..it’s mm have numbness in my right arm and hand numbness in my legs with weakness and tingling..tingling in in between my legs and I wet my self on occasion but I don’t feel myself doing it or the urge…I’ve explained this to Dr’s but I’ve lost my insurance so I was told nothing they can do..they treat me like a pill seeker even thou they have medical proof of my condintion. .I’m on strong meds that make me sick..I’m don’t take them if I don’t have too..I’m afraid I might be getting a slow onset of CES but because Dr’s won’t touch me without insurance. .no testing either cause I can’t work so I can’t pay…any advice ..I’m a mom of two toddlers.my body feels on the verge of death all the time..sso tired of constant pain..ccould I have CES? And how do i get help?
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    You said you have Medicaid? Is that not able to provide for the care you need?
    Later you say you lost your insurance. Does that mean you lost Medicaid ?

    My son, (I adopted him at age 5.) ...had his first kidney transplant at age 4, and Medicaid took care of him and all his care , dr appointments, meds, and subsequent surgeries, including quadruple bypass, age 29....and continued until his recent death, age 34.

    As you said, you can't work. Did you apply for Disability?

    I don't know where you live and you don't say if you're single, but in U.S....some states will make sure children are insured and if single mother, she too will be insured.

    Social workers can be full of resources .....and knowledge of how to guide you to get your needs cared for.
    I wish you best of luck in your continued seeking to get the care you need
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