Intractable Pain Patient's Handbook for Survival
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Intractable Pain Patient's Handbook for Survival

By: Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH


This Handbook is primarily intended for persons who have intractable pain (hereafter called IP). Others who may read this Handbook will hopefully not be shocked but gain an understanding of a relatively rare medical condition. I started my IP clinic more than 30 years ago in 1975. Since then I have learned and observed a great deal that I believe should be passed on to those afflicted with IP. Some of my current beliefs and recommendations, as time passes and science progresses, may need to be altered. Until such time, this Handbook provides the best information and knowledge I have obtained during the past 30 years in the field of intractable pain.


Prior To Reading This Handbook:
Please be aware that Dr. Tennant makes a clear distinction between chronic pain and IP(intractable pain, a relatively rare condition) which causes pain 24-7, and which can lead to serious medical conditions. This is the type of pain for which we would most likely seek emergency treatment.
However, for those of us with chronic pain, this handbook is still an excellent resource with valuable information from which we can benefit.
Click Here to Open the PDF Availablepdf File of the Handbook.

Posted with verbal permission from Dr. Tennant on 7/11/08

 This article represents the author's opinions and not those of the website operator. We are not offering individualized diagnoses or medical  advice, just general medical information
Published on site 7/12/08