He looked into SS? Is that Disability or Supplemental? They are two different programs. If he has no money, and no income, they should help him, even if just temporarily. Has he checked into Social Services in his area? They can help him get medicaid and then he can see a doctor. The answer to your question about his getting medications is yes, he will need to see a doctor. Do you have a family clinic or a reduced fee medical clinic in your hospital or community? If you do, he may be able to be seen there to get some medication and they can help him fill out the paperwork for the free medications programs.
Best of luck to you,
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.