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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: Pelvic & Abdominal Pain
Since it is against the rules in all WebMD communities to provide any type of diagnosis...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Hip Flexor?
You need to see your doctor about this asap. You will also probably need to see an...More
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-Dave
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Reply: shoulder partial tear
See your doctor. You need to be evaluated before any type of treatment plan can be done. ...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Post surgical pain
Don't be sad - be proactive. Tell your doctor that you don't think you can work and ask...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Post surgical pain
Hello. I am sorry you are in so much pain. I think you should call your surgeon again...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain with shingles
You need to see your doctor about this asap.
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-Dave
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Reply: Pain management for hip**Need help**
Hello. I am sorry you are in so much pain. I fully understand. I am having both hips...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Burnijng feet pain
Sorry, but diagnosis and medical advice is both impossible and against the rules in all...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Pain Medication
The only thing I could think of would be naproxen, one brand name being Aleve. I think...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Neck, Back and Knee Pain
alicejackson, I see that you are recommending deer velvet in just about every reply. To...More
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-Dave
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