I found a multi-purpose Chiro/pain-management/therapist who also happened to be
a very innovative Naprapathic physician (worth looking up). Did what he could for me, sent me to a holistic/integrative neurological surgeon who sent me out for imaging and prescribed lumbar epidural cortisone shots (not surgery), and I haven't used a cane in about a year and a half.
Dr. H. is a special person, and I am incredibly fortunate to have found him. He works in the same facility as a prominent MMA gym just up the road where I used to live. Fear not the BFH.