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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. I will be having both hips replaced in 2015 due to osteoarthritis destroying all the cartilage and affecting the bones around my hip joints. Right hip is being replaced 3/16/15 and if all goes well the left hip will be done in June or July.

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: Need a doctor in UK for Lidocaine injections
A rhizotomy is a procedure involving chemicals being injected into the facet nerves of...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Need a doctor in UK for Lidocaine injections
I am in the US and have had lidocaine injections, steroid injections and radio frequency...More
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Reply: lower back pain
Your best option would be to discuss all this with your primary doctor. You will most...More
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Hello, everyone. . We had a very nice holiday yesterday. Our eldest son cooked hamburgers...More
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Reply: For Dave
I came home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. I am on morphine, so a bit loopy. The...More
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The two narcotic meds I've tried taking were Darvocette and Hydrocodone, which very...More
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-Dave
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Thanks very much, Mike. I will update you when I can get back on-line. I will probably...More
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-Dave
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Reply: My new Pain Dr prescribed Butrans but I'm nursing....
As Annette has said, what does your OB and/or pediatrician think? You really need to...More
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-Dave
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Thank you very much, Annette. It has been raining for the past few days here and I had to...More
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Reply: Pain in left knee due to driving
Hello. I'm sorry you are going through this. Sounds like it is time to see your doctor,...More
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-Dave
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