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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: Sciatic Nerve Pain
Hello. You need to see a spinal orthopedic surgeon or spinal neurosurgeon for an...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Burning nerves
Hello. My wife and both have serious spinal problems, and have benefited by seeing a...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Long time no see, & surgery over and looking prett...
Good to see a post from you, Dennis. I pray you continue to heal well and have minimal...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Vicodin
Hello, Becky. It should be noted that not every medication will work for every person....More
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-Dave
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Reply: stabbed my hand
You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. We can not diagnose or give...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Changing doctors after a horrible experience - ple...
Most "Obamacare" plans at the lowest Bronze level have a high deductible - usually $6,000...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Changing doctors after a horrible experience - ple...
Hello. Definitely take someone with you into the exam room when you see the new doctor. ...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain killer mystery
Hello. First, let me say that this really is something you need to discuss with your...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Done with the Pain
I think you need to get to a local hospital emergency room asap to be evaluated for both...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain med regimens
Hello. Pain is subjective, so it I think that it would be logical to presume that your...More
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-Dave
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