I now keep my wallet in my front pocket or in my bag.
When you have that 'shooting pain' going from your back to your hip, and also down the outside of your leg, I have been told it is Sciatica. The nerve (Sciatic Nerve) is usually pinched or under pressure in the low back and the hip is affected with severe pain at times. From there, the nerve travels down the outside of leg - this is where the pinching, burning and numb feelings are located. Some days, the pain is too extreme to sit or stand at all, all day and all night. I average 15 to 20 hours of sleep per week when it acts up and roughly 25 to 30 on a good week. At 8 hours per night, you get 56 hours of sleep for the 'average' person.
I have been out of work because of this for 5 years. When my insurance ran out because I was not working anymore, I went to the local Health Department in my county. I live in Tennessee and it is awful if you have no income or insurance. This injury has completely sidelined my life and I can't get a doctor because I have no insurance or money for co-pay up front. EVERY place the Health Department, and two other county doctor departments, will give referrals and I thought I was going to be seen. Thank God, at last I can find out what is definitely wrong. All I would need at the seven different diagnostic offices and orthopedic offices is insurance or, the cheapest priced one was $400.00. Expenses would run $1500 to $3000 just for MRI. X-rays can be relatively cheap, but when $45 per x-ray is charged and they take five shots, that is $225.00.
This is why they won't see me, I have no income to surrender for services. Anybody else like that out there? - I'll bet my watch and warrant there is. Can anyone relate to this? Can anyone help? I can't work. It is everything I can do to sit this long - I will be laying down in the bed again because of my hip pains(both sides). I can't stand long at all either. Somebody, PLEASE help...