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Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center: A Prospira Center of Excellence
Peter Abaci, MD, is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He serves as the Medical Director of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, California, which he cofounded with Dr. John Massey. Dr. Abaci received his bachelor’s degree and graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and performed his specialty training in pain management at UC San Francisco. A widely respected expert on chronic pain management and a highly successful chronic pain sufferer, he is the author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better. Dr. Abaci also serves as an expert and weekly contributor for the Chronic Pain Community on WebMD. Dr. Abaci began his quest to radically change conventional chronic pain thinking and treatment after dealing with the agony of his second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. His mission is to help transform the way medicine treats pain and to restore hope for healing and optimum long-term health. Dr. Abaci focuses on developing alternative solutions to treating chronic pain by drawing on neuroscience research, evidence-based medicine, ancient healing remedies, stress management techniques, nutrition principles, exercise programs, art therapy, and real-life lessons.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci Don’t be surprised if the next time you see your doctor they suggest you go to an acupuncturist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a recommendation that doctors get up to speed on complementary alternative therapies for treating... Read More
Posted: Jun 12, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci As you may have read in the news, Tiger Woods is recovering from a recent back surgery – his fourth back operation in the past few years (this one being a fusion). Once the greatest golfer in the world, Tiger had his first surgery in 2014, but since... Read More
Posted: May 15, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci If you’ve seen the regular stream of stories in the media about the “opioid epidemic,” the thought of starting an opioid pain medication might make you a little uneasy. But if you are scheduled for an elective surgery, dental work, or... Read More
Posted: May 02, 2017
Health Professional Radio - Interview with Dr. Peter Abaci In this segment of Health Professional Radio, they interview Dr. Peter Abaci and discuss chronic pain management and introduce some of the key topics from Dr. Abaci's latest book "Conquer Your Chronic Pain... Read More
Posted: Apr 05, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci If you are like many of the patients that I talk to, you are probably curious to know if diet makes a difference when it comes to managing pain. For example, can a particular meal plan relieve pain and lower inflammation? While there may not be one special... Read More
Posted: Feb 14, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci Read any article or book about success and names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Brady are likely to show up. A lot of time and research gets spent studying what makes high achievers special and different from others. One topic that... Read More
Posted: Dec 20, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci Like millions of others out there, you may find yourself making resolutions for the New Year. Research shows that almost half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and some of the most common choices, like losing weight or exercising, are health... Read More
Posted: Nov 09, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci As some of you may know, I recently hosted a live Facebook chat on behalf of Pain Pathways Magazine. Lots of great questions were submitted, and there were certain topics that got raised repeatedly that seemed to call out for a more detailed discussion than... Read More
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Posted: Sep 06, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci It’s been a tumultuous year for patients who rely on the routine use of opioid painkillers. Concerns over the rise in overdose deaths has led to a “code red” state of alarm surrounding the prescribing of opioids, resulting in mounting... Read More
Posted: Aug 02, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci What do you do when your doctor diagnoses you with a herniated disc in your lower back? Well, first off don’t panic! How you approach this new piece of information has a lot to do with your particular clinical situation. For starters, think closely... Read More

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