It is not hard for a doctor to diagnose pain. Every medical student is taught defining characteristics that are entered into the patient's chart, substantiating the baseline pain: historic and physical data, patient self-assessment, numeric values, and physical exam findings.
WITHDRAWAL OF OPIOIDS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT OPIOIDS By Dr Forest Tennant We are pleased to share information from Dr. Forest Tennant, grandfather of PracticalPainManagement.com, teacher of intractable pain and arachnoiditis management. Read more about Dr. Tennant here. Arachnoiditis is a complication of epidural steroid injections (ESI) wherein the normal layer of arachnoid tissue is chronically... Continue Reading →
Richard "Red" Lawhern's exemplary article on behalf of patients with chronic pain is selected as he Strong Patient Advocate article of the week! Red is featured on the Roy Green show today at by Richard A. Lawhern, Ph.D. “Catch 22” is a phrase that most of us recognize. It refers to a satirical novel by Joseph... Continue Reading →
Do you know the magic moment the physician-patient or patient:physician bond first forms? There is one. It's when a formal contract is made between the doctor and patient. It happens in a different realm that you may not know existed. Slow down. Look. Usually, a person in pain or having a medical problem seeks a local... Continue Reading →
7 Ways that Chronic Pain Changes the Brain: An automated meta-analysis of 420 imaging studies - pain's effect on the brain. neurosynth.org uses functional connectivity and coactivation mapping from thousands of MRI images (each comprised of many cuts of images) are automated to show a final result of pain's effect on the brain. Created and... Continue Reading →
The etimology (origin) of the word, "iatrogenic" is from the Greek: iatros - physician genic - English iat·ro·gen·ic \ ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik adjective Iatrogenic (Merriam-Webster) "induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures iatrogenically -ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb iatrogenicity - jə-ˈnis-ət-ē \ noun In other words, the physician did it. Examples of Iatrogenic Events: George Washington was... Continue Reading →
We know what matters to you. These are events in the US that don't necessarily make headlines every day, but they affect you, or your sister or neighbor. Every day, someone is affected. Without fail. The following people get our respect and admiration in recognition of tireless advocacy in the face of a courageous effort... Continue Reading →