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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
Posted: Oct 02, 2013
One of the biggest complaints that I hear from patients who see me with complex chronic pain problems is that they don’t sleep well. In fact, outside of the pain itself, it seems as though insomnia is often their most dreaded problem. Unfortunately, some of the most common... Read More
Posted: Sep 19, 2013
Opioid-based pain killers, also known as narcotics, are often an overlooked cause of low testosterone levels in men. Medications like Vicodin, Norco, and Oxycontin have become some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. If you are taking something in this family of... Read More
Posted: Sep 09, 2013
Does your culture or ethnic background affect the way you experience pain? Based on my own experience, I think the best answer to this question is yes and no. Before I explain this dichotomy, consider my perspective as a long-time practicing pain management specialist who has... Read More
Posted: Sep 03, 2013
September is Pain Awareness Month, but I can give you 600 billion reasons why we should really call it Awareness of Bad Treatment Month. According to the Institute of Medicine’s 2011 report, chronic pain costs our nation up to $635 billion in medical treatment and... Read More
Posted: Aug 20, 2013
If you have ever been through physical therapy for any below the waist injuries, then my guess is that you probably spent part of that time exercising on a stationary bike. Cycling seems to be a basic component of many rehabilitation and reconditioning programs. I remember using... Read More
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Posted: Aug 14, 2013
How bad is the experience of pain on our overall general health? Do chronic pain problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain predispose us to developing other health problems like heart disease, strokes, or diabetes? Based on my clinical experience of treating pain for... Read More
Posted: Jul 22, 2013
By Dr. Peter Abaci For many of us, summer vacation also means embarking on long car rides. Whether you are going camping, to the beach, travelling around the world, or simply visiting family, there is a good chance that you will log a significant amount of time sitting in some... Read More
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Posted: Jul 15, 2013
(Photo © 2013 Black Knight International)How many 77 year old men do you know who are in good enough shape to be invited to pose naked and appear in a popular magazine issue featuring some of the world’s best physiques? My guess is probably not many, but that is exactly what... Read More
Posted: Jul 08, 2013
Melatonin is best known as an over-the-counter sleep aid supplement. It is an important naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland which is located inside the brain. Melatonin helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythms so that when its levels rise, it... Read More


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