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davedsel

Joined: 05/08/2013
My Story:
I have managed moderate to severe chronic back pain for over 35 years. I was born with hyperkyphosis (middle section of spine curved outward too much) which has caused many problems as I've aged. I have DDD, severe osteoarthritis in my spine and entire body, a total of 8 herniated discs, bulging discs, fully degenerated (gone) discs, bone spurs, stenosis in 3 areas (C, T and L), retrolesthesis at T12/L1 plus a few other fun things.

I live with pain levels averaging a '6' on a scale of 1-10. I can only take enteric coated aspirin and a muscle relaxer as far as medication. In May 2008 I stretched and due to my spine being so unstable T12/L1 tipper outward more which tore ligaments and tendons. My pain levels soared up to a '10' and 3 doctors told me I could no longer work. I applied for SSD through an attorney and was approved in two months. Last March I turned 55 years old and started collection a small pension from a company I was with for 14 years. So, now I am officially disabled and retired.

I manage other health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, obesity, a history of blood clots in my left leg and lung and sleep apnea (treated with CPAP).

My faith, family and positive attitude have helped me to manage my pain and all health conditions as best as possible.

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Hello. I just wanted to say that I am so sorry you had to go through this horrible...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: RE: Have Chronic Pain and just had a TIA - (mini-s...
I am allergic to any prescription pain medication that I have tried - hydrocodone,...More
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CVS is much strickter. They require a signature for each prescription medication every...More
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Reply: RE: Have Chronic Pain and just had a TIA - (mini-s...
Hello. I am sorry you have had this horrible experience. I will be praying that your...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain management
Hello. Have you tried enteric coated aspirin? I have great success with this as it is the...More
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-Dave
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Reply: blood clot???
If your symptoms have changed or gotten worse, then get to the ER again asap. You need to...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Butt crack pain
This is something you need to discuss with your doctor. Most of us are not doctors nor can...More
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Reply: Calf Muscle Spasms/Cramping
Hello. A known side affect of statin drugs is muscle cramping/spasms/pain. You need to...More
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-Dave
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Reply: blood clot???
Hello. Yes, you should be concerned. In 1997 I have my first blood clot aka DVT (Deep...More
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