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davedsel2

Joined: 01/10/2014
My Story:
Personal Info: Currently disabled/retired living with my wonderful wife, two young adult sons, 3 dogs and 4 cats. I have managed moderate to mostly severe chronic pain for over 35 years. I've been a member of WebMD for over 10 years.

Spinal Conditions: Hyperkyphosis (thoracic section curved outward too much), osteoarthritis in my spine and entire body, DDD, 7-8 herniated discs, stenosis at all 3 levels of spine, spurs at all 3 levels of spine, major problems at T12/L1.
In mid 2014 x-rays revealed that both of my hips need replacing due to severe osteoarthritis. There is no cartilage or visible space around the hip ball joints. The right one is a little worse. I am hoping to have at least the
right hip replaced in 2015,

Spinal Pain Management Methods: Chiropractic adjustments, Sleep Number bed, good recliner, enteric coated aspirin and muscle relaxer. Allergic to all narcotic prescription pain medications. Now seeing a pain management specialist that is a phyiatrist and he is helping with steroid injections and eventually a rhizotomy.

Philosophy: My family and faith help me to keep a positive attitude.

Motto: Keep doing your research. Keep moving as much as possible. Keep a positive attitude.

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Reply: What about North American Spine? (aka. Accurascope...
Hello. I am glad this worked so well for you. However, I'm sorry, but as per the Terms...More
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-Dave
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Reply: I Want A New Hip For Christmas
Thank you for your kind words, kgirl69, plus sharing your own experience. This is the...More
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Reply: Thoracic Back Pain
Hello, kgirl69 and welcome. I fully understand. I have serious spinal problems in my...More
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Reply: Constant lower back pain
Hello. The best doctors to see for an accurate diagnosis for back pain is a spinal...More
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Reply: pain only when lying down
Hello, aarif_pndl. This discuss was started 7 years ago and the original poster and many...More
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Reply: RFA
Hello. Everyone reacts uniquely to any treatment. My wonderful wife has had RFA 3 times...More
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Reply: No Libido After Cervical Epidural Injection
Hello. If the injections contained steroids, then my answer would be 'yes' as I know...More
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-Dave
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Reply: At Witts End
Hello, Dawn and welcome. I understand. Joy has already given her usual excellent advice....More
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Reply: Shots - UGH
I've heard about TV shows like "The Carol Burnett Show" that had a skit called "As The...More
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Reply: Back pain refeif
Hello, jarniehd64 and welcome. Inversion tables have been discussed in this community...More
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-Dave
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