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Dr. Sarah Smith reports on Adhesive Arachnoiditis in this extensive 262 page article

Dr. Sarah Smith  
PARTNERS for UNDERSTANDING PAIN Working Together to Raise Public Awareness of Pain with the AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION.. "offering support and information for people with chronic pain"

Jerry 's Story

A life giving joy, a life in pain
"I had pain every day for 37 years," says renowned entertainer Jerry Lewis. "The pain was under everything—the telethons, the concerts, the appearances. When I was on stage, the adrenaline was overpowering. But after I took the last bow, I had to be helped to the dressing room. The pain was that severe."

ANS - Advanced Neuromodulation Systems
  Successful treatment of a chronic pain or neurological condition begins with expanding your knowledge and exploring your options. . ...our neurostimulation and drug pump technologies are advancing treatment standards for chronic pain and neurological disorders. . ...improving the lives of people around the globe.

American Pain Foundation
           Information. Advocacy. Support.
  SS NOW RECOGNIZES ARACHNOIDITIS! (Click here to See our page)
  Section 1.04 - Disorders of the spine (Read About This NEW Ruling Here)
Disability Evaluation Under Social Security SSA Pub. No. 64-039
Section 1.00 Musculoskeletal System
ARACHNOIDITIS - FIGHTING BACK is the world's first detailed video on the subject of Adhesive Arachnoiditis. What is it? How is it caused? And why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose it?  ARACHNOIDITIS - FIGHTING BACK is HERE AT COFWA FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE USA (see our page -Arachnoiditis - Fighting Back)

Visit our new section:
has been added to our "Links" page to assist you.

The Arachnoiditis Trust, Liverpool, U.K. has a new web site - Check it out!

Medtronic Pain Therapies Physician Finder - Find the doctor who's right for you

Spine Directory - Find a doctor to treat your back pain, neck pain or spinal disorder

Doctors Guide - New Articles, Webcasts and Cases regarding Back Pain

Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for disc decompression

A Pain Management Practice - Robert E. Windsor, MD

The Spine Institute - One-Stop Treatment Center for the Spine

Arachnoiditis Photo and information

Spinal Stenosis, A QuickTime movie The San Francisco Spine Center

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Chronic Pain Information

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American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
"Offering support and information for people with chronic pain"
The ACPA website is an online resource center for people with pain, their families, friends, caregivers, the media, legislators and the general public.
The Burton Report®
Adhesive Arachnoiditis Home Page
Lumbo-Sacral Adhesive Arachnoiditis - Introduction
World Events
Charles V. Burton, MD.
 The Center For Restorative Spine Surgery
Gallery Towers Office Building
514 St Peter Street
Suite 220
St. Paul MN 55102
Phone: 651.287.8781
Fax: 651.287.8782

ABOUT - Back & Neck Injury/Chronic Pain/ Arachnoiditis

Central Nervous System Diseases

David Lamborne's Chronic Pain Links, Resources for Those Who Live With Pain

San Francisco Spine Center Web Pages

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

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All 50 States' and D.C.'s Home Pages and Workers' Compensation Agencies

“Social Security Attempts To Erode Workers’ Compensation Benefits”; The #1 Online Information Source for The Workers Compensation Industry

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

New Rules Expand List of Acceptable Sources of Disability

FREE - Social Security Newsletter - Subscribe now!

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United States National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Library of Congress (non-medical topics!)

National Network of Libraries of Medicine 

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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Arachnoiditis Men. . . . ."This is a webforum to discuss and comment on Arachnoiditis"

BrainTalk Communities - Online Patient Support Groups for Neurology

Arachnoiditis, pantopaque, always cold! (This article submitted to MGH by Lois on 8/31/98.)

Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

^ Top - Adhesive Arachnoiditis is an inflammation of the arachnoid that changes it into a denser, thicker consistency that can cause tissues (such as the dura around nerve roots and the thecal sac) to stick together (Great Photo)

BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands of people every day to find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services

Which comes first? Pain or Depression? -  Understanding Chronic Pain

DiskCure. A New Breakthrough for Pain, At last, Without Surgery

Anatomy of the Lumbosacral Spine

Back and Neck Injury/ Chronic Pain - Home Page

Baker's Cyst archives - A service of The National Council on the Aging

Caregivers Experience Physical, Emotional Distress

Centre for Integrated Pain and RSD Information

Cervical Spine Study - MRI pictures of compression on Cervical Spine

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Awards Over $2.3 million in Individual Research Awards

Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, Inc.

FDA's proposals to classify certain unclassified preamendment pedicle screw spinal systems used in conjunction
 with spinal fusion surgery

Long Island NeuroSpine Homepage

Lumbar Spine Study- MRI pictures of compression on Lumbar Spine

Medtronic Neurological and Spinal-Arachnoiditis

Medtronic's Advanced Pain Therapies ("The Pump")

Medscape - Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medscape - Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System

National Institute for Neurological Disorders, Diseases and Stroke – Arachnoiditis

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Organization for Rare Disorders Inc. /Article on Arachnoiditis

Neuromuscular Definition of Arachnoiditis

On Health Medical Dictionary Article on Arachnoiditis

Organizations Listed by State (CHRONIC PAIN)  A World Of Information On Pain

Profiles of Centers Conducting Clinical Research – Neurology (CHRONIC PAIN)

Resident's Corner: conus/cauda equina lesions

San Francisco Spine Center

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Spinal Health - Comprehensive Resources

Spine Surgery - Dr. Rahn & Holt Article on Arachnoiditis

Traficant Bill Bans Use of Certain Dyes Linked to Debilitating Spinal Disease (Feb 14, 1997)

Welcome to Pain Homepage

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AMA online Doctor Finder

A Book called Questionable Doctors is available

Doctor Directory

Doctors Guide Global Edition

Excite Health with WebMD


WebMDHealth - Battling Back: Overcoming the Undertreatment of Chronic Pain

^ Top   Online Pharmacy Listings And Consumer Advocacy Reports At Your  Fingertips…

Élan Pharmaceuticals

HerbMed - Alternative Medicine Foundation

Medscape DrugInfo

New Pain Drug

RX Drug web page

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