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    Better Pain Management During the Holidays

    The holiday season can be an intense time for many of my patients, with plenty of highs and lows. The pressure of participating in family ...

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    How to Manage Brain Fog Caused by Chronic Pain

    Do you find that you’re more forgetful or fuzzy-headed when you are in pain? Is it harder to concentrate? Like many with chronic pain ...

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    How Your Pain Can Spread

    Pain that starts in one place doesn’t necessarily stay there. Over time, pain can spread, shift, expand, or radiate, from one part of ...

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    Your Anger Could Be Making Your Pain Worse

    When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very sound reasons for being upset, frustrated, and downright ...

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    Less Sleep Means More Pain

    Difficulty sleeping is a common source of frustration that I often hear from patients. While pain often causes insomnia, studies suggest that the reverse may be true as well ...

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    When Your Pain Is Disabling

    Pain can entirely change our lives. Ongoing pain problems can lead to disabilities like not being able to work, drive, or even maintain ...

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    When No One Believes You're In Pain

    As a pain specialist, I’ve learned that one of the most powerful things I can do when I meet a new patient is to provide a sense of ...

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    Why You Need Hope

    “Is there hope?” is a question I hear often. One of my patients struggling with a low back injury recently mentioned that ...

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    5 Ways to Boost Your Pain Management

    Right about now there is a good chance that you have been thinking about ways you might “hit the refresh button” on your pain management ...

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    When Chronic Pain Takes Away Your Life

    Pain changes us. The minute we start to hurt, we make adaptions to how we move, what we do, and where we go. When we keep re-organizing our ...

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  • Peter Abaci, MD

    Peter Abaci, MD

    Peter Abaci, MD, is one of the world’s leading experts on pain and integrative medicine and serves as the co-founder and Medical Director for the Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center. He is a dedicated healer, author, and radio celebrity. To learn more about Dr. Abaci, visit his website.