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Dr. Peter Abaci Presenting at RSDSA Conference

Peter Abaci, MD is the co-founder and medical director of The Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, author of, "Take Control of Your Pain", and a frequent contributor to WebMD, Pain Pathways, and Huffington Post. His objective is to teach you how to have a great life with CRPS.

This presentation is part of the broader discussion on integrated Solutions to CRPS, treating the whole person, and optimizing wellness.

The holiday season can be a challenging time for pain management.

Getting a truly restful night’s sleep is such a key ingredient in your cellular health and overall well-being. Missing out on even one deep sleep and REM cycle can reduce your vitality for the next day by 50 percent – it cuts your vitality in half! This increases your tendency to develop poor eating habits and overdose on caffeine, and it stresses your brain function, vision, hearing, and basically overtaxes your entire body.

Woman sleeping on yellow pillow

This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep

Guest Speakers: Michael Sullivan and John Mckellar

Health advice to my younger self

The idea behind “How To Prevent Acne While You Sleep” was actually inspired by a pretty cool company using technology to keep skin clear in bed, which I’ll talk about more below. Since trying their product, I have gotten motivated to revamp my entire night routine. Believe it or not, your bedtime habits and routine have the ability to greatly impact your health and consequently your complexion.  The term beauty sleep...

A Power-over-Pain Handout

Kerry Eid, SPT • Kathleen Metzker, MPH • Lindsay M Edwards, MA, LPC, R-DMT
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 


 

Girl holding face in pain

There is never a good time for a migraine headache, but migraines can be especially troubling during the hectic holiday season that is upon us. In fact, this time of year can be a real challenge for many when it comes to headache prevention. While good cheer is the name of the game, the holidays can be a time for late night parties and gatherings, frantic schedules, long-distance traveling, end of year business wrap ups, and stressful family...

Woman grocery shopping

What are the key traits of highly successful chronic pain sufferers? Everywhere you turn, from television shows to print, there is a wealth of advice devoted to helping you radically improve your appearance. If experts can teach you how to have great hair and look sexier, then it’s high time you got some advice on how to transform the way you feel, too!

Empty, unmade bed

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, such as what can come from episodes of breakthrough pain in the middle of the night, can cause untimely and unwanted wake-ups. Arousal can also come about as a result of emotional...

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