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Posted: Mar 23, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci Believe it or not, sildenafil, known by its brand name, Viagra, might turn out to have a future role in pain management. Where this seems to have all started was with the observation that diabetics who were also concurrently using sildenafil for erectile... Read More
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Posted: Mar 10, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci Chronic pain can come from many sources- injuries, accidents, autoimmune disorders, too much sitting- you name it. No matter the causes, it poses significant challenges and can be a real struggle for the person in pain to overcome. An important part of... Read More
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Posted: Feb 16, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci If you are living with chronic pain then there is a good chance that you may find yourself feeling more isolated and poorly understood by those close to you like family members and friends. One of the unfortunate consequences of living with chronic pain can... Read More
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Posted: Feb 02, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci   Mood changes are a common and challenging part of experiencing ongoing pain. The more chronic the pain, the more difficult it can be to undo these changes. Common mood disorders associated with chronic pain include depression and anxiety. In some... Read More
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Posted: Jan 15, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci Few medical treatments have been around longer than acupuncture, which goes back an estimated 3000 years. It was originally practiced in ancient China with rocks and stones before evolving into its current state that typically involves the placement of... Read More
Girl holding face in pain
Posted: Dec 22, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci There is never a good time for a migraine headache, but migraines can be especially troubling during the hectic holiday season that is upon us. In fact, this time of year can be a real challenge for many when it comes to headache prevention. While good cheer... Read More
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Posted: Dec 15, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Guided breathing exercises can be one of your best tools for decreasing stress and relieving pain flare-ups. Slow, rhythmic breathing patterns stimulate a relaxation response within a stress out or hyper-aroused nervous system. Learning a few basic breathing... Read More
Posted: Dec 03, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci One of the big challenges of medicine has been to figure out what causes pain to become chronic. How can two people have the same exact injury and yet one person have a full recovery while the other’s pain continues to linger and becomes unrelenting?... Read More
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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