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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
Posted: Dec 14, 2015
Barefoot and Pain Free Most of us spend a lot of time in our shoes, and in many cases we also spend a lot of money on what we put on our feet. In addition to wanting our feet to look good in them, we also choose our shoes to provide comfort, support and protection from the... Read More
Posted: Nov 10, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci More than a third of Americans (78.6 million) are now estimated to be obese. Obesity is typically defined as having a body mass index of over 30, and it is widely considered to be a significant risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, including heart... Read More
Posted: Oct 19, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci Perhaps no health problem in America is in bigger need of an infusion of quality care right now than the treatment of pain. One form of treatment that has been under the microscope as of late is the prescribing of opioid-based pain killers, with concerns... Read More
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci According to the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), September was anointed Pain Awareness Month in 2001 “to raise awareness in the issue of pain and pain management,” with a goal of creating “greater understanding among health care... Read More


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