Chronic Pain — 22 November 2013

By Pat Anson, Editor

Dr. Forest Tennant has treated thousands of patients in nearly four decades of practice as a pain management specialist in West Covina, California.

But there is one particular patient that Tennant is fascinated by, even though he never treated him: John F. Kennedy.

As Americans reflect on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, lost in the news coverage of what happened that sunny day in Dallas is the story of a man who Tennant calls an “inspiration” to pain patients.

Tennant — who met Kennedy briefly as a college student — sees a man who struggled daily with chronic pain and was nearly crippled by it.

“Most of us normal people can’t comprehend what it is like to be in severe intractable pain, 24 hours a day. That’s where he was at.  And he rarely ever complained about it,” says Tennant.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Pat Anson, Editor

Pat is Editor in Chief of American News Report. He is a veteran journalist and a former correspondent and producer for HealthWeek (PBS), Nightly Business Report (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting.

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