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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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Hello, jarniehd64 and welcome. Inversion tables have been discussed in this community...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: A Good Orthopedic in 10118 area?
I think it is spam and I reported it. Spam or not, it is recommending a specific practice...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Skype calls in place of Face to Face appts.
This is a very interesting concept and I know some doctors are using this type of...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Acupuncture helps
I am very glad these procedures have helped you. Being that this is a public web site...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Update 3/5/2014 and 3/6/2014p
Hello, Felipe. I am sorry things are not going too well with your doctor and pharmacist....More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Small update
I am very glad we were able to help. Yes, please come back and update us after your...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Great Site
Hello and welcome. Yes, take the time to read through the posts and the Tip at the top...More
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-Dave
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center