Why Your Medications May Be Keeping You Up at Night

Why Your Medications May Be Keeping You Up at Night By Dr. Peter Abaci One of the biggest complaints that I hear from patients who see me with complex chronic pain problems is that they don’t sleep well. In fact, outside of the pain itself, it seems as though insomnia is often their most dreaded […]

Injured and Hurting, Time to Fix How We Treat Pain on the Job

Injured and Hurting: Time to Fix How We Treat Pain on the Job By Dr. Peter Abaci September is Pain Awareness Month, but I can give you 600 billion reasons why we should really call it Awareness of Bad Treatment Month. According to the Institute of Medicine’s 2011 report, chronic pain costs our nation up to […]

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief By Dr. Peter Abaci I want to propose a radical shift to how we approach treating chronic pain. In very basic terms, I suggest that we redirect treatment toward remodeling the brain as opposed to just focusing our attentions and therapies on painful body parts like the back […]

Melatonin Reduces Endometriosis Pain

Melatonin Reduces Endometriosis Pain By: Dr. Peter Abaci Melatonin is best known as an over-the-counter sleep aid supplement. It is an important naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland which is located inside the brain. Melatonin helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythms so that when its levels rise, it signals the body that it […]

Having Pain May Also Mean Experiencing PTSD

Having Pain May Also Mean Experiencing PTSD By: Dr. Peter Abaci It has been well understood for quite some time now that the continuous or chronic experience of pain is often associated with significant mood changes. In particular, the incidence of depression accompanying chronic pain has been widely considered to be quite high. What we […]

Top 5 Foods for Summer

Top 5 Foods for Summer By: Dr. Peter Abaci, founder of Painreliefrevolution.com Well, it’s summer—which means the sun is out, the days are longer, and we all should be getting out more to exercise, walk, bike, and just goof off. This is a good time to loosen up those joints and tight muscles and start […]

6 Pain Management Tips for Summer Driving

6 Pain Management Tips for Summer Driving By: Dr. Peter Abaci, founder of Painreliefrevolution.com For many of us, summer vacation also means embarking on long car rides. Whether you are going camping, to the beach, traveling around the world, or simply visiting family, there is a good chance that you will log a significant amount of […]