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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: Lower Back Muscle Spasms
Hello and welcome. I am sorry you are having these problems and fully understand. The...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
In general, I am thankful for all my blessings. My faith, my family, good friends and...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Thank you, Debbie. I have to get gushy and share that this is truly the best WebMD...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Wow, Joy, you really have it all under control. Great job! I fully understand as I do...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Joy, I'm sorry your holiday meal was so disappointing. Does the oldest bro have Power Of...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Need Advice
Hello and welcome. I am sorry you are in so much pain and fully understand. It is about...More
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-Dave
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Reply: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
I pray you are all enjoying your holiday today. Give thanks! More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Back pain
Hello and welcome. It is Thanksgiving Day today in the US, so Happy Thanksgiving. The...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Knees and feet
I agree with your theory, Tim. Sounds like arthritis to me. As I said in another reply to...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Hey Deach, TRS1960 Where are you?
Good to see you, Tim. Sorry you have to do some much work to get ready for the holiday....More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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