Adhesive arachnoiditis (AA) has become an urgent public health issue. It now affects millions and is increasing in number. Unlike other causes of back pain, AA is an inflammatory disease inside the spinal canal which, if untreated and unchecked, may cause unbearable pain, dysfunction of legs and internal organs, dementia, a generalized autoimmune disorder, and adrenal failure. All its complications can lead to a suffering, shortened lifespan. This report calls for immediate action to diagnose, treat, and prevent AA.

Tennant Foundation Board


Forest Tennant

Vice President

Miriam Tennant


Kathy Clark


James Hetzel

Board Chairman

Jerry Muszynski

Board Members

Doran Barnes

Steve Castillo

Sander De Wildt

Don Scheliga

Vicki Scheliga

Tony Song

Ken Yoho

Advisors and Advocates

Terri Anderson

Lynn Ashcraft

Donna Corley

K. Scott Guess, Pharm.D

Ryle Holder, Pharm D

Ingrid Hollis

Adam Hy, DO

Nancy Kriskovich

Denise Molohon

Kristen Ogden

Martin J Porcelli, D.O., PhD

Rhonda Posey

Tina Schofield

ReAnn S. Rothwell-Kingsland

Gary Snook