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Articles from Dr. Peter Abaci

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Posted: Jan 19, 2019
Right about now there is a good chance that you have been thinking about ways you might “hit the refresh button” on your pain management approach in the coming year. As you’re thinking about what you’d like to change, make sure that whatever goal you... Read More
Posted: Nov 27, 2018
Pain management is an important consideration when you’re having surgery – not only to minimize discomfort, but also because good post-operative pain control plays a vital role in optimizing your recovery. The sooner you are able to get up and about, the less likely... Read More
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Our experience of pain can have a lot to do with our past – especially when our past includes trauma. Research is showing us that the severity of a pain problem, even including levels of physical disability, can be influenced by traumatic events from earlier in life... Read More
Posted: Sep 17, 2018
If you are going to see a doctor today, then it is probably because something hurts somewhere in your body. Pain is the number one reason why a patient goes to the doctor, with over half of all doctor visits attributed to either some type of joint problem or to back pain. When... Read More
Posted: Sep 03, 2018
As scientists and physicians race to explore new and more effective strategies to treat pain, many are investigating how technology might play a role. One of the most exciting, and promising, developments in this area is the use of virtual reality. The premise... Read More
Posted: Jun 29, 2018
If you live with chronic pain, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to learn how to manage pain flare-ups. A pain flare-up is a substantial increase in the intensity of an underlying chronic pain problem. While the change in pain level can be dramatic, it... Read More
Posted: Jun 04, 2018
When someone is in pain, their whole family is impacted. I was reminded of this truth recently as visitors approached my booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. I was struck by how many people were stopping by my booth on behalf of somebody in their lives who was... Read More
Posted: Apr 30, 2018
If you’ve been feeling like your doctor visits aren’t doing much to help your low back pain, there’s now some research to back you up. The health journal, The Lancet, recently published a series of articles looking at how we treat back... Read More
Posted: Mar 27, 2018
As pressure to cut back on prescription opioids continues to mount, doctors and patients are feeling the heat. If you have been on long-term opioid therapy and are now being asked to switch to a different pain management method, you may feel concerned and fearful about weaning... Read More
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Posted: Feb 20, 2018
Invisible and misunderstood. If you have fibromyalgia, you’ve probably used these two words at some point to describe your condition. You look perfectly healthy despite feeling just the opposite. Your bloodwork, X-rays, and MRIs come out pretty normal... Read More

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