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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 2014 due to osteoarthritis destroying all the cartilage and affecting the bones around my hip joints.

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: New pain issue
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: New pain issue
Hello. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and started having symptoms in my late teens....More
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-Dave
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Reply: osteoarthritis at a young age?
Hello. I am sorry you are going through all this and fully understand. I was diagnosed...More
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-Dave
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Reply: This is weird
Has your doctor performed any diagnostic testing of the affected are? MRI, CT Scan,...More
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-Dave
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Reply: pain in back legs and tailbone and butt
Hello. Since we can not diagnose or give medical advice in any WebMD community, your...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Twisting chest injury
I hate to say it, but unless the action that caused your injury was in your line of duty,...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Rib pain
Hello. You need to see your doctor and have him/her order an x-ray, MRI or CT Scan. DO...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Help stop my pain
Hello. I am sorry you are in so much pain. It would be beneficial for you to talk to...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Need doctor who will actually prescribe meds
Hello. I have been managing moderate to severe chronic pain from multiple very serious...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Neck & upper back pain
Stop the chiropractor as it will only make your condition worse right now. See a spinal...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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