Since you are limited on funds you may want to seek treatments from a university hospital in your area and/or if you qualify apply for Medicaid (www.medicaid.gov) or Medicare (www.medicare.gov).
There are assistants out there you just need to be directed to the proper areas.
We are not physicians but rather lay people who suffer from chronic spine issues and live with limited financial statue ourselves.
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It may be a good idea for you to send emails out to your friends/relatives and to also set up a separate Facebook page for the raising of funds.
I must say you have had quite a few operations with numerous areas fused!!
It is encouraging to hear from members outside of our "norm" of chronic pain sufferers. And to hear if the success if your fusions is really fantastic.
I can honestly say the 2 fusions I've had were a success to the extent it has stabilized my spine which is the main focus of a fusion. My problem is my pains are much worse than before each fusion. You can click on my name or pic and read my story.
Sometimes the nerve pains could be from an underlying problem - meaning a disc(s) could be bulging and pressing on the nerve roots causing the pains.
It's best to start out seeing a spine specialist - Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. They will examine you and order tests (X-rays, MRI's or CT Scans etc) and give you an accurate diagnosis.
Seeing a good pain management specialist is good to as they do go deeper into pain management and treat from the source of the pain instead of the pains itself. I see a PHYSIATRIST Pain Specialist
In regards to Gabapentin - what milligram are you taking? How did you start out on it?
This medication is one that needs to be started out slowly - usually 300 mg a day for a week or two to get used to the side effects - which do go away after about 2 weeks. Then the dose is increased slowly until a therapeutic dose is reached - usually around 2400mg a day.
I take this and am at the limit - 3600mg daily (1800 twice a day).This is the best therapeutic dosing to be reached as I do have permanent nerve damage in both legs. It does help with the nerve pains but there is nothing that can help with the numbness. Since my last back surgery (12/4) I have been having more problems as it looks like my L3-4 disc has bulged and is pressing on a different nerve root.
Oh it might help you to understand the nerve roots and which discs affect the different parts of the legs.