This section of our website has content formerly posted on our Intractable Pain Syndrome (IPS) website that has been discontinued as of January 31, 2022.  We want to provide as much information as possible to help with treatment of this disease.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

  IPS REPORT 2020

2020 IPS Report: A Call for Recognition and Prevention

Doctors throughout the country are beginning to recognize and treat IPS and other spinal canal inflammatory disorders.  In every case a patient has taken our materials to a local physician who becomes interested and knowledgeable.  We recommend that every afflicted person start self-treatment and take educational materials to their local physicians.

CHRONICLES – Click on blue link to view, print, or download.   

Chronicle 1 – What does constant pain mean?

Chronicle 2 – IPS: What caused it and where did it start?

Chronicle 3 – Criteria for IPS

Chronicle 4 – Differences between simple chronic and intractable pain

Chronicle 5 – Three neurotransmitters essential for pain relief

Chronicle 6 – IPS has 2 kinds of pain

Chronicle 7 – Tips to reduce descending pain

Chronicle 8 – Control of electric currents in IPS

Chronicle 9 – Seven components of IPS treatment

Chronicle 10 – Diagnosis and causation: the missing links

Chronicle 11 – Foods that help heal an inflamed body

Chronicle 12 – Laboratory testing for diagnosis and treatment of IPS

Chronicle 13 – Potentiation: making the most of opioids

Chronicle 14 – Dental issues in IPS

Chronicle 15 – Hereditary collagen disorders of the EDS type are a common cause of IPS

Chronicle 16 – Do you have a hereditary collagen disorder?

Chronicle 17 – Anabolic program for hereditary collagen disorders

Chronicle 18 – Determination of IPS questionnaire

Chronicle 19 – Dental deterioration in IPS is a call for action

Chronicle 20 – Do you have neuroinflammation?

Chronicle 21 – How did our IPS start?

Chronicle 22 – Life adjustment profile

Chronicle 23 – Intraspinal canal disorders and IPS

Chronicle 24 – Constant pain: what does it mean?

Chronicle 25 – Constant pain: how does it happen?

Chronicle 26 – Six stages of IPS development

Chronicle 27 – Constant pain is an inflammatory disorder

Chronicle 28 – Sleep medications for constant pain

Chronicle 29 – Constant pain categories: which are you?

Chronicle 30 – World Health Organization 3-step ladder

Chronicle 31 – Self-recognition of IPS

Chronicle 32 – IPS causes glucose abnormalities and diabetes

Chronicle 33 – Osteoporosis, arthritis, scoliosis, and tooth decay can be caused by IPS

Chronicle 34 – Profound cardiovascular complications of IPS

Chronicle 35 – How to explain IPS to family, doctor, and friends

Chronicle 36 – Spinal canal inflammation disorders

Chronicle 37 – Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are a top cause of IPS

Chronicle 38 – Best vitamins and minerals of 2020

Chronicle 39 – Coping with dopamine deficiency

Chronicle 40 – How to reduce brain and spinal cord inflammation

Chronicle 41 – Use a 3-component medical protocol to tackle IPS

Chronicle 42 – Which painful disorders do you have?

Chronicle 43 – How IPS develops

Chronicle 44 – How to regenerate nerve tissue with nutrients

Chronicle 45 – Clinical profile of IPS

Chronicle 46 – Who develops IPS?

Chronicle 47 – Best remedies for flare ups

Chronicle 48 – Low dose naltrexone-drug of choice for new IPS patients

Chronicle 49 – How to obtain medical help in your community

Chronicle 50 – Documents and records needed to obtain pain care

Chronicle 51 – What you need to know to obtain care

Chronicle 52 – A rare disease requires records and rules

Chronicle 53 – The difference between central sensitization and IPS

Chronicle 54 – Do you have IPS?

Chronicle 55 – Cascades of inflammation: basic cause of IPS

Chronicle 56 – Measures to control the inflammation cascades of IPS

Chronicle 57 – Why opioids quit working?

Chronicle 58 – The difference neuropathic pain and neuropathy

Chronicle 59 – Nutrition program for IPS-Part 1

Chronicle 60 – Are you in a catabolic or anabolic state? – Part 2

Chronicle 61 – The importance of glucose and cholesterol testing – Part 3

Chronicle 62 – Nutrition for nerve and tissue regeneration – Part 4

Chronicle 63 – Vegetables, fruits, and nuts for IPS – Part 5

Chronicle 64 – How to build your IPS nutrition program – Part 6

Chronicle 65 – Infusion: new measure for IPS care

Chronicle 66 – Autoimmunity in chronic pain conditions: causes and biologic mechanisms

Chronicle 67 – Autoimmunity in chronic pain: complications and recognition

Chronicle 68 – Autoimmunity in chronic pain conditions: control and suppression

Chronicle 69 – IPS Update 2021: Part 1 – transformation and definition

Chronicle 70 – IPS Update 2021: Part 2 – recognition of IPS

Chronicle 71 – IIPS Update 2021: Part 3 – necessity of diagnostic testing

Chronicle 72 – IPS Update 2021: Part 4 – coping with opioid restrictions

Chronicle 73 – IPS Update 2021: Part 5 – opioid surrogates and potentiators

Chronicle 74 – Maximal daily opioid dosages for 90 mg morphine equivalence

Chronicle 75 – Electromedical therapy Part 1: electric current therapy

Chronicle 76 – Electromedical therapy Part 2: electromagnetic

Chronicle 77 – Electromedical therapy Part 3: blockage and retention

Chronicle 78 – Electromedical therapy Part 4: guidance

Chronicle 79 – Necessity to control hormone blood levels

Chronicle 80 – Old fashioned estrogen shot

Chronicle 81 – Kratom right for you?

Chronicle 82 – Symptom criteria for diagnosis of AA

Chronicle 83 – Why and what to know about GABA

Chronicle 84 – Suicide: biological reason for suicide with opioid cessation

Chronicle 85 – Suicide and lack of opioid care

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 – Necesssity to regenerate endorphin receptors – Part 5

Chronicle 92 – Time to bring back injectable and suppository opioids

Chronicle 93 – Poor pain relief with oral opioids

Chronicle 94 – Necessity of injectable opioids

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

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

Chronicle 97 – 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

Chronicle 103 – Special-Announcement: close of IPS website January 2022

Chronicle 104 – What to do if opioids are stopped