Need advise badly!! I had a 3 level fusion in June 2011. L4-L5-S1. Never felt recovered and went to a good Nuerosurgeon in Houston for second opinion in 2/2012. He did a CT scan and said it all had to come back out aand be redone. The nerve roots were compressed aat L-4, L-5 because the surgeon didn't make the foraminal opening lorger before fusing. Also screws too small for secure purchase and no fusion at lowest level. In 11/2013 I went to another Nuerosurgeon he did CT, Mylo, and X-rays. He said all has to come out and go back with 4 level fusion and repair ruptured disc at L3-L4. I went to pain Mgmt clinic in 2/2012 and they said they couldn't do anything but give me pain meds because Lumbar was too unstable for injections or nerve blocks to work. I saw them on 2/25 and did a UA and on 3/1 I'm still waiting for them to call me to prescribe pain meds. I applied for SSD in 2/2012, haven't even had a hearing yet. No insurance or income, I haven't worked since 4/2011. I got a County Health Care grant in 11/2012 to pay for recent docs and imaging but it's about gone. I'd get surgery today if I could but can't pay for it. Thx for any advise.View Thread
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