By Peter Abaci, MD-
Chronic pain has become a very large, widespread, and often devastating problem. Unfortunately, we generally do a poor job of helping patients get the resources and support they need to better treat their pain and lead more active and fulfilling lives. My goal is to help transform the way our health care system and our doctors treat chronic pain. Several years ago, I realized that if I just complained to myself about how poorly pain problems were being treated, then nothing would change and that I needed to roll up my sleeves and be a part of the solution. My journey started with publishing my first book, “Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain,” designed to educate pain sufferers on how to create a successful plan for winning the battle against their pain. Becoming an author eventually got me connected with many other great companies dedicated to improving people’s health and wellbeing to help continue my journey toward creating a cultural transformation on how to beat chronic pain.
Peter Abaci, MD, is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 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. Dr. Abaci received his bachelor’s degree and graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and performed his specialty training in pain management at UC San Francisco. 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 also serves as an expert and weekly contributor for the Chronic Pain Community on WebMD. 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. His mission is to help transform the way medicine treats pain and to restore hope for healing and optimum long-term health. Dr. Abaci focuses on developing alternative solutions to treating chronic pain by drawing on neuroscience research, evidence-based medicine, ancient healing remedies, stress management techniques, nutrition principles, exercise programs, art therapy, and real-life lessons.
BA from UC San Diego
MD from USC, Anesthesia Residency at USC
Pain Fellowship at UC San Francisco
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