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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
pic of stormy clouds over beach
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
Footprints in sand
Posted: May 31, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk in it.” That was the immortal advice given by Atticus Finch to Scout in the classic American novel “To Kill a... Read More
Prescription Addiction Response Graphic
Posted: May 13, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci The recent airing of the CNN town hall discussion “Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA,” hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta seems to have captured the attention of chronic pain patients all across America based on what I have seen... Read More
Pouring buprenorphine pills into hand
Posted: Apr 06, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci Over the last few weeks, the CDC, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the President of the United States have all separately hit the emergency button over the subject of chronic pain treatment and opioid pain killers. Concerns over the... Read More
Posted: Mar 21, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci A lot has happened in the world of pain recently from a public policy standpoint. First, on March 15 the CDC released its much publicized guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. A few days later, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (... Read More
Posted: Feb 02, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci A common complaint for many with chronic pain problems like arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and CRPS is difficulty with memory and just not feeling mentally sharp. Brain research seems to back up the mental cloudiness that many in pain experience on a... Read More
To-do list
Posted: Jan 04, 2016
By Dr. Peter Abaci Nearly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions this time of year, but unfortunately, research suggests that very few actually fully accomplish them. For many, their resolutions revolve around improving their health, like exercising more,... Read More


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