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Posted: May 19, 2014
It’s important to understand the difference between chronic and acute pain. Acute pain is what you experience when you first get injured. It is caused by tissue damage and the swelling and inflammation that come along with it. Once the injury starts to heal, the... Read More
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Posted: May 08, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Sleep disturbance seems to be one of the most common and problematic side effects of experiencing pain. In fact, problems sleeping are among the biggest complaints that I hear from patients each day. There are often many reasons for this. Arousal mechanisms,... Read More
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Posted: Apr 28, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Happiness is kind of difficult to measure or describe, but you know it when you see it or feel it. Chronic pain can take away many things in our lives, including joy. Loss can be one of the biggest frustrations of dealing with ongoing pain, but there are ways... Read More
Posted: Apr 21, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci The experience of pain impacts so many different things in a person’s life, and it is fair to say that it can really disrupt the homeostatic balance of the body. Living beings naturally try to maintain internal stability of their operating systems, so... Read More
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Posted: Apr 15, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Arthritis is easily one of the most common causes of daily aches and pains in our society, as well as a major source of disability. Osteoarthritis, considered to be the most prevalent form, occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones... Read More
Posted: Apr 02, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci When I helped launch last year, I didn’t expect to be writing about magnets, but here I am, writing about magnets, or more specifically, using magnetic fields as a means of therapy.  Transcranial magnetic... Read More
Posted: Mar 18, 2014
For many, a big source of anxiety involves living with daily pain but doing so without a clear-cut diagnosis or understanding to explain why. There is a strong inherent need within us to be able to put a label on things, and when we can’t do so, this becomes unsettling. To... Read More
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Posted: Mar 10, 2014
With an estimated 100 million Americans experiencing pain, the enormity of this situation begs for answers about a number of questions. First and foremost is the question of why has the number grown to be so high? One in three Americans experiencing pain at one time or another... Read More
Posted: Feb 25, 2014
According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. About 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year, or about one out of every four deaths. Of these, coronary artery disease is the biggest culprit, accounting for well over half of these deaths... Read More
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Posted: Feb 10, 2014
A Silly Little Drug Called Love By Dr. Peter Abaci As Valentine’s Day descends upon us, it tis the season to reflect upon love and romance. Unfortunately, pain can often disrupt or interfere with romantic connections. Being in pain can take a toll on how we interact... Read More


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