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Posted: Jan 20, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Arthroscopic knee surgery has long been considered one of medicine’s best advances to the specialty of orthopedic surgery, but a series of studies over the last several years now raise serious doubts to that sentiment. The allure of minimally invasive... Read More
Man shoveling snow
Posted: Jan 07, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Got snow? As most of the country is suffering from bitter cold right now, that probably means many of you are looking out your windows at snow, sleet, and ice and wondering if you should go out and start shoveling. Think through this carefully before you run... Read More
Woman resting head against tree
Posted: Dec 20, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci For many, this time of year can mean feeling the blues more than usual. The holiday season can be a time of great joy, but it can also be a time of feeling lonely, financially stressed, and burned out. A decrease in sun exposure during the dark and dreary... Read More
Posted: Dec 17, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci With Obama's healthcare law being put in place next year, which will make all payments from pharmaceutical companies to doctors public information, it's no wonder Glaxo has announced it will soon end its practice of compensating doctors to promote... Read More
Woman holding head in pain
Posted: Dec 09, 2013
December always seems to be a challenging pain management month. For one, the transition to more frigid temperatures along with the slew of storms that normally come through this time of year seem to make everyone’s aches and pains hurt more than normal. The “winter... Read More
Pain Relief Revolution
Posted: Nov 18, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci I just participated in a captivating round table presentation on pain management at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and it got me thinking. (I know, that sounds dangerous.) Listening to experts as well as community-based doctors from... Read More
How Pain Affects Memory
Posted: Nov 11, 2013
Why We Forget By Dr. Peter Abaci Does pain interfere with brain function? This topic often gets overlooked by doctors who specialize in treating pain. Even going back to when I first started practicing in the late nineties, I can remember patients telling me that they were... Read More
Posted: Nov 04, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci Fibromyalgia has long struggled to gain universal recognition in the medical community as a bona fide disease that should be taken just as seriously as other chronic conditions like hypertension or diabetes. While some specialties, like rheumatology and pain... Read More
post-mastectomy pain syndrome
Posted: Oct 16, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci Pain after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer can linger and even become a chronic problem. When it does, this is known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS). Pain after breast cancer surgery can hinder resuming daily activities, increase body image... Read More
Posted: Oct 10, 2013
Do you ever feel like chronic pain has robbed you of valuable or important things in your life? Has it taken you off course from the fulfilling life that you had envisioned for yourself? My guess is that, to one degree or another, the answer is “yes.” Then perhaps... Read More

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