Non-Opioid Pain Management by Dr Forest Tennant

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 →

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The Physician-Patient Bond

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 →

From Dr. Forrest Tennant: Hyperalgesia: No Reason to Stop or Reduce Opioids

We all feel pain when pricked by a thorn. Patients with "hyperalgesia" have pain to things that do not usually hurt others. As one can imagine, this can be a very stressful way to live, to say the least. This is a recent article by Dr. Forrest Tennant, MD, a double-American Board Certified doctor in pain... Continue Reading →

Curriculum Vitae

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD   University Education/Training Activity/Degree/Institution B.A.  /   Biology, California State University, Northridge, Cum Laude N/A  /   Medicine  Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma M.D.   Medicine /  Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California Anesthesiology /  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Critical Care  /  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford,... Continue Reading →

Malware Monday for Windows

Today, my friend in the UK alerted me that his social media accounts were terribly hacked. He lost all his Google pictures and the hacker tore down his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Last Friday, many National Health Services (NHS) hospitals in the UK were hacked with ransom... Continue Reading →

Taking Shape

 I don't roar anymore. Figure 1. The Rebel Patient is on Twitter. She wants you there, too. You can Re-Tweet (RT) this Tweet here: ~ ~ ~ I try not to get too excited when silly or amazing things happen because I don't want my emotions to completely carry me away. Figure 2. I try not to... Continue Reading →

I Am A Writer

So thrilled! I've been writing and #amwriting my newest book, The Rebel Patient. In this excursion, my awareness prompts me to discover anew: I am a Writer I'm also an editor, as my brain automatically edits everything I read, finding spelling, punctuation, or expository writing presentation style mistakes with immediate error-detection. That's just how my brain... Continue Reading →

“The MD, PhD is In”

Welcome to the new blog, "The MD, PhD is In." We have set goals that are different than usual, so this is a summary. In each of our articles, our goal is to mindfully present a well-thought out decision tree for you and your teen to be well (literally and figuratively) on your way to... Continue Reading →

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