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 Dr. Forest Tennant’s Updated: Arachnoiditis Handbook

The Intractable Pain Patient’s Guide to Pain Free Hours

The Intractable Pain Patients Handbook to Survival

Practical Pain Management Publication: Patient Resources and Find a Specialist

The Smart Patients Guide to Chronic Pain Management

50 Great Resources to Help You Live Better With Chronic Pain

Pain News Network

National Pain Report

Dr. Forest Tennant MD DrPH 

Intractable Pain

What is Intractable Pain

Intractable Pain Article

Oxytocin Article  New Breakthrough?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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”

Pharmacogenetics and Pain Management   Clinical use and interpretation of the common pharmacogenetic tests

Historical Figures Who had Intractable Pain

John F. Kennedy’s Pain Story: From Autoimmune Disease To Centralized Pain

Howard Hughes and Pseudoaddiction

Articles in the Practical Pain Management Journal


Academy of Integrative Pain Management

Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain

The State Pain Policy Advocacy Network- SPPAN 

American Pain Society

International Pain Foundation

ISAP  International Patient Resources

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association



US Pain Foundation

DOCTORS WHO Advocate for Patients:

Dr. Forest Tennant MD DrPH

Dr. Jeffery Fudin Pharmacist

Dr. Lynn Webster MD

Dr. James Murphy MD

Steve Ariens Pharmacist


Wall Street Journal Health

National Public Radio Health News NPR  

New York Times Health Section

JAMA- Journal of the American Medical Association

The Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine

Practical Pain Management

Harvard Health

Pain News Network

National Pain Report


Arachnoiditis Hope

NORD- National Organization of Rare Disorders

Centralized Pain Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Blog

The Marfan’s Foundation

Arachnoiditis Foundation- Dr. Aldrete MD

Arachnoiditis Society for Awareness and Prevention

NIH- Arthritis and Muscular Skeletal Research

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association

NIH-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Lyme Disease- American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

TMJ Disorders- NIH

Migraine- NIH

West Nile Virus- WHO Info

Autoimmune diseases-American Autoimmune Related Disorders Association

Pudendal Neuralgia-IC-PN HOPE

  Hope and Healing

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