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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 – making it hard for doctors to find evidence that something’s wrong, even though nothing feels right.
Dr. Joe Tatta and Dr. Peter Abaci
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 drjoetatta.com.
Yoga pose for neck pain
Neck and shoulders stretches - Cole's 15 minute seated neck pain and tension relieving deep stretches can be done by anyone, and anywhere! Neck pain and shoulder tension is something we all experience in our lives, from athletes to computer workers. The poses in this sequence were designed to open space in the neck and shoulder areas and provide much-needed relief for a creaky neck or waking up with neck pain, or a quick neck, shoulder and upper...
Are you feeling frustrated every time you see your doctor? Like you aren’t being heard and not getting the help you need?
This beginners level yoga stretch session is great for anyone just beginning their yoga practice. What is really special about this 15-minute yoga sequence is that you get to stretch, and relieve back pain without standing at all! Certified yoga instructor, Cole Chance, guides you through this beginners level 15 minute FREE yoga class!
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 treatment and lifestyle choices you made in the past do play a big part in determining your health – but so does the attitude you choose to have today.
Essential oils have many incredible benefits, from purifying your external environment to managing internal symptoms like headaches, general body aches and pain, and even help repair skin damage. If you follow my blog, you know I’m obsessed with plant oils for the skin, but essential oils is something I recently began to play around with topically.
By Dr. Peter Abaci Don’t be surprised if the next time you see your doctor they suggest you go to an acupuncturist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a recommendation that doctors get up to speed on complementary alternative therapies for treating pain including acupuncture and chiropractic treatment.
One of my favorite pleasures in life is tea, both hot and cold, and the more anti-inflammatory health benefits the better. Chai tea is one of my absolute favorites, and although most people consume this warm, it can also be just as delicious cold.

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