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Major Scientific Breakthrough discovered and treatment protocols used by Dr. Forest Tennant MD, Dr. P.H.- Two recent scientific advances now give us the knowledge to attack the basic causes of chronic, severe pain rather than just prescribe symptomatic relief.
An immune, inflammatory cell called the “microglia” causes inflammation inside the brain and spinal cord when it is activated by a painful injury, disease, or trauma. This inflammation is called “neuroinflammation” as it is confined to the central nervous system (CNS) which is the brain, spinal cord, and cauda equina (nerve roots). Neuroinflammation traps the bioenergy of pain in a process called centralization thereby producing constant, severe, suffering pain.
Neurons and nerve cells may regrow and the process is called neurogenesis. Brain and spinal cord make a set of “neurohormones” to accomplish this task. These hormones include estradiol, DHEA, pregnenolone, progesterone, human chorionic gonadotropin, oxytocin, and human growth hormone. The etiologic or curative approach to severe, chronic pain is to eliminate or reduce neuroinflammation while simultaneously promoting neurogenesis.
Newest Genetic Information New research- “Based on the results of this study, some severe chronic pain patients may require higher doses of opioids for pain control due to genetic variations found in pain receptors”
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Articles in the Practical Pain Management Journal
- “Centralized Pain”: A New Consensus Phrase,May, 2012.
- The Critical Necessity to Diagnose Pain That Is Centralized,April, 2012.
- Partnering with Parents,April,2012.
- ECG Screening Prior to Initiating Methadone: Is it Really Necessary?,March, 2012.
- Cortisol Screening in Chronic Pain Patients,Jan/Feb 2012.
- FDA Removes Homeopathic HCG; Helps Legitimate Use In Pain Treatment,Jan/Feb 2012.
- Insomnia in Chronic Pain Patients,Nov/Dec 2011.
- Insights Into Patients’ Views About Topical Opioids: Observations From a Small Clinical Study,Oct, 2011.
- The Hip Replacement Patient,Sept, 2011.
- A Diet for Patients With Chronic Pain,July/Aug 2011.
- The Essential FDA/PDR Indications and Warnings For Opioid Prescribing,June, 2011.
- Hormone Therapies: Newest Advance in Pain Care,May, 2011.
- Lessons from the Father of Electromedicine: dr. Luigi Galvani,April, 2011.
- Understanding Electromagnetic Treatments,April,2011.
- Genetic Screening for Defects in Opioid Metabolism: Historical Characteristics and Blood Levels,March, 2011.
- Simultaneous Use of Stimulants and Opioids.,Jan/Feb 2011.
- Clinical Recognition of Central Abnormal Neuroplasticity,Nov/Dec 2010.
- Treat the Pain — Save a Heart.,Oct, 2010
- Brain Reorganization With Severe Pain: New Understanding And Challenges,Oct, 2010.
- Testosterone Replacement in Chronic Pain Patients,July/Aug 2010.
- The New Iontophoresis: Use Of High Potency Hormones And Modern Electromagnetic Instruments,June, 2010 .
- Making Practical Sense of Cytochrome P450,May, 2010.
- Taking Advantage of the Peripheral Opioid Receptor,April, 2010.
- Taking Advantage Of The Peripheral Opioid Receptor: Topical Opioids, ,April, 2010.
- Opioid Treatment 10-Year Longevity Survey,Jan/Feb, 2010.
- Hormone Replacements and Treatments in Chronic Pain,Jan/Feb 2010.
- Genetic Influences on Pain Perception and Treatment,Jan, 2010.
- Simultaneous Use of Opioid and Electromagnetic Treatments,Oct, 2009.
- Management Of The Chronic Pain Patient Who Requires Ultra-High Opioid Doses,Sept, 2009.
- Screening Blood Panel to Evaluate New Chronic Pain Patients,July, 2009.
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in Pain Treatment,June, 2009.
- Opioid Treatment Longevity Study: Interim Report,May, 2009.
- Precursor Amino Acid Therapy,May, 2009.
- Amino Acids and Diet in Chronic Pain Management,April, 2009.
- Brain Atrophy with Chronic Pain: A Call for Enhanced Treatment,March, 2009.
- The Importance Of Amino Acids And Diet In Chronic Pain Management,April, 2009.
- Eye Screening and Intractable Pain Management, June, 2008.
- Viewpoint (Issues Surrounding Methadone Prescribing), April,2007.
- Neurogenesis, the Long-Term Goal for the Pain Patient, Nov/Dec, 2006.
- Identification and Management of Cardiac-Adrenal-Pain Syndrome, Sept, 2006.
- Documenting Pain with Cortisol and Pregnenolone Levels, Sept,2006.
- Individualizing Treatment Plans, July/Aug, 2006.
- Intrathecal Administration, May/June, 2006.
- Opioid Dosage Affected by P450 Enzymes, Malabsorption, April, 2006.
- Tennant Blood Study—Summary Report, March, 2006.
- Controlling Pain to Stabilize Concomitant Psychiatric and Physical Ailments, March, 2006.
- Tennant Blood Study — First Update, Jan/Feb, 2006.
- Some New, Practical Scientific Findings, Jan/Feb, 2006.
- Tennant Blood Study: Preliminary Report, Nov/Dec, 2005.
- Honesty with Patients Regarding Pain’s Incurability, Nov/Dec, 2005.
- Cardiovascular Consequences of Pain, Sept/Oct, 2005.
- Generic Opioids – Listen to the Patient, July/Aug, 2005.
- Don’t Listen to “One-Wayers” Who Preach Only One Treatment, May/June, 2005.
- Hormone Treatments in Chronic and Intractable Pain, April, 2005.
- Blood Level Monitoring, April, 2005.
- Diagnoses Is By Physical Examination, Not Pill Count, March, 2005.
- Use Care When Changing Pain Treatment, Nov/Dec, 2004.
- Sample Misstatements Made to Pain Patients, Sept/Oct, 2004.
- ESelf-administered Injectable Opioids, July/Aug, 2004.
- From Research To Practical Application – Review of Testosterone Gel Treatment Study, July/Aug, 2004.
- Pain, Sports, and Anabolic Steroids, May/June, 2004.
- Complications of Uncontrolled, Persistent Pain, Jan/Feb, 2004.
- Pain Treatment Does Not Interfere with Diagnosis or Treatment, Jan/Feb, 2004.
- Pain Complications and Treatment, Nov/Dec, 2003.
- Hypotestosteronemia in Pain Patients, Sept/Oct, 2003.
- Classification of Chronic Pain, Jul/Aug, 2003.
- Antidepressants in Pain Treatment, Jan/Feb, 2003.
- Intractable Pain, May/Jun, 2002.
- Normalization of Serum Cortisol Concentration With Opioid Treatment of Severe Chronic Pain, Jun, 2002.
- Use of Transmucosal Fentanyl in Non-Malignant, Chronic Pain, Sep, 2001.
- Evidence of a Clinical Neuroendocrine Syndrome in Severe Chronic Pain, Sep, 2001.
- Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Adrenal Reserve May Be Altered by Severe Chronic Pain, Sep, 2001.
- Opioid Serum Concentrations in Patients with Chronic Pain, Dec, 2007
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