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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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Hi, Joy. The snow has already melted. Temps have been in the 50's and 60's for the past...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: back pain/nerve burn
Hello and welcome. I am presuming your are referring to the procedure called "Radio...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: radio frequency ablation
Hello again, Snits. Thank you for your kind words. It is so hard to be patient when we...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: A long update on me
Joy, I am sorry you are going through all this. Now I am even more apprehensive about my...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Strengthen lower back?
We are a group of lay people with no doctor replying to posts. It is against the rules in...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful
Hi, Joy and everyone. We are doing OK. It has calmed down after a third day of snow...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: radio frequency ablation
Hello and welcome. My wonderful wife has had this procedure several times over the past...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful
Western New York is in the national news today due to a severe snow storm. Average snow...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Thoracic Back Pain
Hello. I understand how frustrating the process is. I've been going through it for...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center