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Posted: Nov 05, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci I know how emotionally charged the topic of pain medications can be. This is one subject that usually garners strong opinions from pain patients, their doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance world, and now even the military and our government. But... Read More
Posted: Oct 25, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Optimizing pain management should always be an essential part of breast cancer treatment. An important place to start is with awareness- awareness of potential pain problems and how best to treat them. One of the most common areas to hurt after treatment for... Read More
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Posted: Oct 07, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women, with the majority of cases involving post-menopausal women. About 1 out 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is estimated that about 230,000 women will be diagnosed... Read More
Ray of light shining through trees
Posted: Sep 24, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci “Yes, there absolutely is hope.” I have said this many times to new patients that I have seen for the first time, but only because I truly believe it. Patients often show up for the first time expressing frustration and pessimism about their pain... Read More
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Posted: Sep 08, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci The experience of pain usually carries with it a strong emotional component. The more intense the pain or the longer the pain lasts, the more dramatic the emotional changes seem to be. Part of what makes more persistent or chronic pain so difficult to deal... Read More
Iyengar
Posted: Aug 25, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci With the recent passing of B.K.S. Iyengar, this might be a great time to take a look at his contributions to how we can improve our health and how yoga can potentially help with pain management. Iynegar is generally credited with bringing yoga to the Western... Read More
Posted: Aug 07, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDS, are the most commonly used family of pain killers by those looking for relief. In fact we consume billions of these tablets each year in the US as either over the counter or... Read More
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Posted: Jul 30, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Our sense of touch is one of our most basic and fundamental aspects of the human experience. We use our ability to feel as an integral tool to discriminate and better understand our environment, almost without thinking about it, because we do it all day long... Read More
Posted: Jul 14, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Epidural steroid injections have become one of the most commonly used pain treatments in modern medicine. In the US, we perform an estimated 10-11 million of these procedures each year, with about 20% of those coming in the more elderly Medicare population.... Read More
Back Massage
Posted: Jun 17, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci It might be helpful to divide your pain treatment strategies into two categories- active and passive. Coming up with the right balance between these two types of approaches just might be the tipping point that you need to successfully control your pain and... Read More

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