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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
Posted: Jan 25, 2018
Dr. Peter Abaci, MD, is one of the world’s leading experts on pain and the director of the Bay Area Pain Center. On this podcast, Amy and Dr. B. of Humarian Health meet with Dr. Abaci to discuss his book, Conquer Your Chronic Pain, and his transformative model for a... Read More
Posted: Jan 16, 2018
What if I told you that, besides being generally unpleasant (to put it mildly), pain can also be deceiving and misleading? Yes! Pain can play tricks with our heads and fill us with thoughts that can be harmful and hold us back from getting better. Here are two of the most... Read More
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Posted: Jan 04, 2018
Dr. Peter Abaci joins Dr. Joe Tatta on The Healing Pain Podcast.  For a complete transcript or an audio-only version of the podcast visit About This Podcast: The technology that modern medicine possess is so powerful that it can change the life of a... Read More
Posted: Dec 13, 2017
The holiday season can be a challenging time for pain management. For many, the transition to colder and more blustery weather means extra aches and pains. Beyond just the winter weather, the holidays can also be a time of added stress, excessive travel, poor eating (and... Read More
Posted: Dec 05, 2017
Are you feeling frustrated every time you see your doctor? Like you aren’t being heard and not getting the help you need? My guess is that if you are feeling disappointed with your visits with your pain doctor, you probably aren’t alone. Let’s face it, it can... Read More
Posted: Oct 27, 2017
I often hear my pain patients express regret about treatments they chose in the past (“I should have never had that surgery”) or remorse for the unhealthy lifestyle choices they’ve made, like smoking, avoiding exercise, or eating junk food. And sure, the... Read More
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Our contributor Dr. Peter Abaci joins The Elysium Project podcast to discuss chronic pain treatments provided by the Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center in Los Gatos, California. You can hear Dr. Abaci's segment starting one hour into the podcast embedded below. About... Read More
Posted: Sep 26, 2017
As a doctor who sees firsthand the damage that chronic pain creates in people’s lives, I believe improving how we treat pain is the single most important public health challenge that we face – but not because of the opioid crisis or the $ 600 billion spent each year... Read More
Posted: Aug 23, 2017
By Dr. Peter Abaci It can feel like a catch-22: Everyone is telling you need to exercise, but when you’re in pain, exercising may be the last thing you feel like doing. And unfortunately, the longer you avoid it, the harder it can be to get started. Muscles and tendons... Read More


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