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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.

To See Dr. Abaci's Approach to Fighting Chronic Pain Visit the Link Below:
http://peterabaci.com/videos/

To Get Your Own Copy of Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain:
http://peterabaci.com/book/about-the-book/

Visit the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center:
www.bapwc.com

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Reply: Shoulder Impingement syndrome
If your shoulder is flared-up and painful and you aren't able to see a physician at...More
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Reply: Ridiculous back pain
It is often difficult to know what truly causes a person's back pain, and I think...More
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Reply: Ridiculous back pain
It sounds like you are really frustrated with this problem, but even though you...More
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Reply: Cervial fusion
I am sorry that you have had such a difficult time with your neck problem, and you...More
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Reply: What to expect from physical therapists
In my own practice, I work very closely with a number of physical therapists. Some...More
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Reply: To Dr. Abaci
In my own practice, the most common cause of pain symptoms that spread up from the...More
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Reply: husband has sever chronic pain
My heart goes out to you and your husband. You both need all of the support that...More
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Reply: Neck mobility & shoulder pain
When a problem like this has persisted as long as it has and at this level of...More
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Reply: Knee Pain
The most important part of evaluating any patient's problem is the history and...More
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Reply: Epidurals
What is an appropriate number of epidural injections? This is a pretty gray area,...More
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