STANDING IN THE GAP

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History

"With all the stories of “super-heroes” in today’s culture, we in the pain patient community now have one of our own. Her name is “BROKEN WARRIOR.” Her outside armor shows many of the symptoms that hit her body on the inside continually from the chronic &/or intractable pain conditions many of us share. For instance, the flames and icy skin represent the two types of nerve burning felt with Central Pain Syndrome and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 & 2 (aka “CRiPS”). The webbing on the lower back shows the mutant nerve growth of spinal cord damage, each new line creating a separate pain all its own.

The wall and archways she stands in front of are inspired by the very real entrance to  Auschwitz –Birkenau and the official killing of those with disabilities during WWII.

WHY SHE STANDS THERE

 

The BROKEN WARRIOR figure stands in the gap representing all those who are being ostracized for needing unpopular treatments to live a quality of life. For instance: so often, chronic and intractable pain patients just need to use pain medicine… actually AS  medicine for pain, not as a tool for addiction. To fight the Opioid Crisis by forced tapering &/or cessation of pain medication for people who have using it (NOT abusing it) means great suffering and death for MANY who once relied on opioid pain medication (the artist herself had a heart attack after forced tapering mid 2018).


So what is needed to help those hurting AND those who are addicted AND those who are overdosing?

EDUCATION – NOT PROHIBITION

 Finally, the circles on the bottom. These are caps from vials of anesthesia, steroids and opioid pain relievers. All have hurt and all have helped. It is education and new research that makes all the difference." 

Artist

Radene Marie Cook

Writer/Artist/Advocate
California State Ambassador

US Pain Foundation

Articles

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Civil Rights Case Gives Hope to Pain Patients

 By Richard Dobson, MD, Guest Columnist

 

Richard Dobson, MD, worked as a physician in the Rochester, New York area for over 30 years, treating and rehabilitating people suffering from chronic pain, mostly as the result of work or motor vehicle accidents.  He is now retired.  

The information in this column should not be considered as professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only and represents the author’s opinions alone. It does not inherently express or reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of Pain News Network.

Civil Rights Case Gives Hope to Pain Patients

CDC Admits Rx Opioid Deaths ‘Significantly Inflated’

by Pat Anson is an award winning journalist who has worked as a reporter, producer, writer, and anchor at TV and radio stations in Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Iowa, and Los Angeles. He was a correspondent for Nightly Business Report and HealthWeek on PBS.  You can contact Pat at editor@painnewsnetwork.org

CDC Admits Rx Opioid Deaths ‘Significantly Inflated’

Less than 2% DOES NOT a crisis make!

CDC Guideline on Prescribing Opioids: Some Major Concerns. Florence Chaverneff, Ph.D. March 18, 2017

CDC Guideline on Prescribing Opioids: Some Major Concerns

Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Right

by  Diederik Lohman, Rebecca Schleifer, and Joseph J Amon

Abstract

 Almost five decades ago, governments around the world adopted the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs which, in addition to addressing the control of illicit narcotics, obligated countries to work towards universal access to the narcotic drugs necessary to alleviate pain and suffering. Yet, despite the existence of inexpensive and effective pain relief medicines, tens of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from moderate to severe pain each year without treatment. 


Published online: January 20, 2010. The National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Right

PAIN!

 Pain! Dr. Forest Tennant – Pioneer Pain Doctor. October 30, 2015. Pain News Network. 

See below for more information on Dr. Tennant efforts at educating government officials to the harms being done by these policies. 

PAIN!

So You Thought You Could Get Off Suboxone?

So You Thought You Could Get Off Suboxone?

Articles

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Heather Wargo

Grand Slam Article by Dr. Josh Bloom Shows True Opioid Stats: Government Failure Unreported by Media; Meth Deaths Triple & Then Some Since ’11. by Heather Wargo. Medium.com . Published January 8, 2019

Grand Slam...

ELIZABETH LLORENTE

As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide. by Elizabeth Llorente. Fox News; Health. Published – December 11, 2018

https://www.foxnews.com/health/as-opioids-become-taboo-doctors-taper-down-or-abandon-pain-patients-driving-many-to-suicide

 Doctors caught between struggling opioid patients and crackdown on prescriptions. by Elizabeth Llorente. Fox News; Drug & Substance Abuse. Published – December 11, 2018

https://www.foxnews.com/health/doctors-abandon-opioid-prescribing-as-state-and-federal-authorities-step-up-enforcement

Tough new opioid policies leave some cancer and post-surgery patients without painkillers. by Elizabeth Llorente. Fox News; Drug & Substance Abuse. Published – December 12, 2018

https://www.foxnews.com/health/long-arm-of-tough-new-opioid-policies-leave-some-cancer-and-post-surgery-patients-without-painkillers

Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown. by Elizabeth Llorente. Fox News; Painkillers. Published – December 12, 2018

https://www.foxnews.com/health/undoing-the-harm-of-the-response-to-the-opioid-overdose-epidemic-health-experts-suggest-solutions

 

Frustrated opioid patients speak out: 'I now buy heroin on the street.' by Elizabeth Llorente. Fox News; Health. Published – December 19, 2018

https://www.foxnews.com/health/readers-respond-to-special-report-about-the-opioid-crisis-unintended-victims-pain-sufferers-losing-access-to-painkillers 

Elizabeth Llorente's Tweeter Page

Dr. Forest Tennant

Pain & Pain Management

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A Web Site which is primarily intended for persons who have intractable pain and their families.


Dr. Tennant's Web Page

Arachnoiditis Hope

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The purpose of this web site is to provide guidance and hope to arachnoiditis patients and their loved ones.


Sponsored web site of Dr. Forest Tennant.



Arachnoiditis Hope

Hormones & Pain Care

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Six Years of Groundbreaking Hormone Advances in Pain Care



 Sponsored web site of Dr. Forest Tennant. 

Hormones & Pain Care

Adhesive Arachnoiditis

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PATIENT AND FAMILY HANDBOOK FOR

ADHESIVE ARACHNOIDITIS

By

Forest Tennant M.D., Dr. P.H.

February 2019

5th Edition

Adhesive Arachnoiditis Handbook
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Forest Tennant M.D., Dr. P.H. 
The Tennant Foundation
334 S. Glendora Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790-3043
Office Ph: 626-919-7476
Office Fax: 626-919-7497  

CPP's choose life through education

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An Open Letter To All Who Hold Public Office In America From Painful Disease Patients

 Heather Wargo  " I write and write. Fiction and Non fiction. I am an advocate for patients and physicians. Wife to one and mother of many. I have zero social media accounts."

An Open Letter To All Who Hold Public Office In America From Painful Disease Patients

There is NOT Just a US “Opioid Crisis” – There is Something Far Worse Happening…

 Jonelle Elgaway

Creator/Host CAW360 Network

www.cawnation.com

jonelle.elgaway@caw360.com

There is NOT Just a US “Opioid Crisis” – There is Something Far Worse Happening…

 Please be patient...  

OPEN LETTER TO ELECTED OFFICIALS & POLICY MAKERS

  

RE: An Open Letter From a Severe Intractable Pain Patient Regarding The Unintended Consequences Harming Legitimate Pain Patients in the Wake of the Illicit Drug Overdose Epidemic.


 Andrea Patti 
Pain Warrior & Patient Advocate
War on Pain Patients 

 @painwarriorteam 

OPEN LETTER TO ELECTED OFFICIALS & POLICY MAKERS

This Is A Cry For Help

This Is A Cry For Help


     Arianne Grand describes herself as an old soul living in the mountains of California. In 2010 she sustained a C-spine injury in a tree cutting accident which causes constant, debilitating pain due to spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, and radiculopathy . Arianne also battles with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia, and suffered with Adenomyosis for over 20 years. 

This i a Cry for HELP

Analysis of US Opioid Mortality and ER Visit Data

  

Analysis of US Opioid Mortality and ER Visit Data April 2018

The data confirms, legally prescribed medications were never the reason for the STREET drug problem in the United States. 


Richard A Lawhern, Ph.D 

Information/Bio


John Allen Tucker, Ph.D.

(if you know of a link to Dr. Tucker's BIO, please share as he deserves credit for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Chronic Pain Community.) 


Analysis of US Opioid Mortality and ER Visit Data