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Peter Abaci, MD

Joined: 02/01/2011
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Peter Abaci, MD, is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Abaci received his undergraduate education at UC San Diego, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and attended medical school at the University of Southern California. During his last year of residency, he served as Chief Resident and participated in a senior elective in pain management. That experience sparked an interest that led him to UC San Francisco, where he completed his fellowship training in Pain Management. In private practice since 1996, he serves as the Medical Director of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, California, which he cofounded with Dr. John Massey. A widely respected expert on chronic pain management and a highly successful chronic pain sufferer, he is the author of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better.

Dr. Abaci began his quest to radically change conventional chronic pain thinking and treatment after dealing with the agony of his second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. There is help for conquering chronic pain, without a life addicted to drugs, and hope for healing and long-term health. Understanding that commonly prescribed pain-killing medications can actually result in a heightened sensitivity to pain (not to mention addiction), Dr. Abaci focuses on developing alternative solutions to treating chronic pain by drawing on neuroscience research, evidence-based medicine, ancient Eastern spiritual traditions, stress management techniques, nutrition principles, exercise programs, art therapy, and real-life lessons.

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Unfortunately, nerve pain problems can arise after surgery, and this can sometimes...More
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I have seen situations like this arise many times with patients over the years, and...More
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Trying to lose weight and exercise more with a bad knee pain can be a real...More
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Unpleasant itching and the desire to scratch is sometimes referred to as pruritus....More
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Hi Therese, One thing I often tell my patients is that we don't know everything in...More
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I have a colleague who does a lot of work with IV ketamine, and she was kind enough...More
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The active ingredient in the Butrans Patch is buprenorphine, which does have some...More
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It sounds like you are continuing to have nerve pain from the original injury....More
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