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Tennant has been treating patients with Intractable Pain Syndrome since he opened his pain clinic in 1975, where he treated patients with painful diseases until he retired in 2018. Since then, he has led the Tennant Foundation and its Arachnoiditis Research and Education Project.

Dr. Tennant has been kind enough to allow us to publish his works on our site. Feel free to print out any of the information you find on this website and share widely.

We highly recommend that you read Dr. Tennant's article on Arachnoiditis. This is a comprehensive first-generation diagnostic and treatment guide for managing this inflammatory, painful condition of the lower spinal canal. 


Check out Dr. Tennant's mED-IQ.A YouTube channel for anyone looking for reliable, informative, and engaging content on a wide range of healthcare topics. With an extensive library of videos, mED-IQ.A provides valuable insights on the latest advancements, best practices, and innovative approaches in healthcare, including topics such as Arachnoiditis and pain management. Their videos are designed for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Visit their YouTube channel at to start watching today!"

Two important videos from Dr. Tennant and Dr. Bobby Koneru on Arachnoiditis. The first video is from The Monk and the Hedonist and is a follow-up question and answer period with Dr. Tennant. Questions were submitted by members of the ACMCRN Facebook group and are based on the first video. It's best to watch them both or you can read the transcripts.

Video #1

Managing Neuro-inflammatory Spine Disease and Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Video #2

Follow-up Q & A by Dr. Forest Tennant

Dr Tennant handbook to recogize AA by MRI

RELEASED January 2022

Handbook to Recognize AA by MRI

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Handbook to living well with Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Handbook to Live Well with Adhesive Arachnoiditis Paperback – June 23, 2021

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clinical diagnosis and treatment of adhesive arachnoiditis

Book by Dr. Tennant for medical practitioners, "Clinical Diagnosis and 

Treatment of Adhesive Arachnoiditis" 

Dr Tennant AA An Old Disease in Modern Times

Arachnoiditis: An Old Disease Re-Emerges in Modern Times

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These are just a few of his Bulletins on Arachnoiditis and Chronicles from his Intractable Pain Syndrome (IPS) project. You can find the complete set on the Arachnoiditis Hope website.

Bulletin 1 – Polypeptides (peptides): Game Changer

Bulletin 2 – Two Polypeptides ([peptides) for AA and IP

Bulletin 4 – Starting Medical Protocol for MRI-Documented AA

Bulletin 8-KPV and BPC157 peptides available in non-injectable form


About Low Dose Naltrexone 

Bulletin 10 Naltrexone (LDN)


Three Component Protocol

Bulletin 15 

Spinal Fluid Seepage

Bulletin 19

Best Drugs for AA and IPS Featuring Progesterone

Bulletin 21

Stages and Categorization of AA

Bulletin 23

Recommended Starting Treatment Protocol

Bulletin 27

Emergency Treatment After Spinal Tap or Epidural

Bulletin 56

Recommended Blood Test for AA

This includes hormone levels, inflammation, glucose and cholesterol

Bulletin 57

MRI diagnosis of Lumbar Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA) for Primary Care Practitioners. 1 of 2

Bulletin #61


MRI diagnosis of Lumbar Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA) for Primary Care Practitioners 2 of 2

Bulletin #62 


Symptom Criteria For a Diagnosis of Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA)

Bulletin #63

Are You Ready for Your Next Flare?

Bulletin #64


Ancient History Underpins the Three Component Protocol (see Bulletin #15 on his website)

Bulletin #65


Arachnoiditis Hope)Steps to Take if You're Deteriorating

Bulletin #66


Acetazolamide For AA-Related Headaches, Blurred Vision and Dizziness

Bulletin #69

Time Frame And Process From Spinal Canal Puncture To Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA)

Bulletin #70

The "Empty Sac" Sign - What Does It Mean?

Bulletin #72

Dietary Measures For Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA)

Bulletin #73

Rocking Chair Therapy

Bulletin #74

Why Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA) Causes Spinal Fluid Leaks

Bulletin #76

Complications And Treatment Of AA Spinal Fluid Leaks

Bulletin #77

Treating Neuropathic Pain in AA

Bulletin 78

Bulletin 82- Autoimmune-Collagen Conditions Preceding AA

Bulletin 83- Administration of Four Consistent Agents for AA

Bulletin 84- Cytokines blood tests for inflammation




Chronicle 11 – Foods that help heal an inflamed body

Chronicle 75 - Electro-medical (EM) therapy series Part 1 of 4

Chronicle 79 - Critical necessity to maintain hormone blood levels

Chronicle 80 - The old-fashioned estrogen shot


Chronicles 81 - Is KRATOM right for you?


Chronicle 82 - Symptom criteria for diagnosis of AA


Chronicle 83 - Why and what you must know about GABA

Chronicle 86 - Failure to differentiate between addiction, chronic pain, and IPS

Chronicle 87 – How neurotransmitter-receptor systems relieve pain – Part 1

Chronicle 88 – Neurotransmitters and receptors – Part 2

Chronicle 89 – How to raise critical neurotransmitters – Part 3

Chronicle 90 – Immediate pain relief with GABA – Part 4

Chronicle 91 – Necessity to regenerate endorphin receptors – Part 5

Chronicle 95 – Are you in palliative or curative care? – Part 1

Chronicle 96 – Fallacies and misconceptions about palliative care – Part 2

Chronicle 97 – Palliative Care- Presenting your case to family and physician – Part 3

Chronicle 98 – IPS depletes cortisol-adrenal storage (reserve)

Chronicle 99 – IPS patients have two kinds of pain: neuroinflammatory and neuropathic

Chronicle 100 – Why high blood sugar (glucose) worsens pain

Chronicle 101 – Metabolic complication of IPS: diabetes pre-diabetes, excess cholesterol

Chronicle 102 – IPS is treated with a 4-component protocol


Adhesive Arachnoiditis: A Clinical Update ( A first-generation diagnostic and treatment guide for managing this inflammatory, painful condition of the lower spinal canal.

Sixteen Key Findings About Arachnoiditis

Sixteen Key Findings About Arachnoiditis in French

16 découvertes clés sur l’arachnoïdite 

To see the complete collection, visit The Tennant Foundation




Medical Protocols: 

Intractable Pain Syndrome: 


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