49 year old female induced menopause by hysterectomy at age 25. I was told then that I had ostiopena, to increase milk intake and I'd be fine. I've had a number of health issues through life, heart operation at 12, hysterectomy at 25, emergency porta cath removal due to body rejection@33, gallbladder removed @35, my back? Never an issue. Fast forward to last week, I woke up to an excrutiating sharp shooting spinal pain, it felt like somebody was literally twisting my spine like a wet rag. I couldn't bend, stand, barely move period. Ambulance took me to hospital where I was given meds and had MRI. They say I have moderate degenerate changes, L1-2 protrusion causing radicalopathy and foraminal stenosis, also lumbar curve/ levoscoliosis. Immediately referred me to neurosurgeon. Problem: I just moved back to Nebraska I'm searching for work but the pain is making it hard for me to function. It's more of a constant dull ache that radiates between my ribs around to my hips. I feel full almost like I did when I was pregnant just yuck. I have no insurance and everyone wants 4-500 up front BeFORE they will even see me. I'm depressed, frustrated and feeling defeated. If anyone has any advice, please do tell. I've filled out all paperwork for aid through the hospital and State. Don't qualify for state and the 4-500 is still required regardless of aid or not.