Humarian Health Podcast- Expert Series - Peter Abaci, MD: Conquer Your Chronic PainToday, we are joined by Dr. Peter Abaci, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on pain and the director of the Bay Area Pain Center. Amy and Dr. B. meet with Dr. Abaci to discuss his book, Conquer Your Chronic Pain, and his transformative model for a more holistic and personal approach to pain management. Dr. Abaci tells us why he decided to get into pain management, then moves on to topics like the politics of pain, why the structure and function of the brain is different for those with chronic pain and those without, why we should temper our expectations about using medicine alone to fully healing chronic pain, why common pain management practices contribute to issues like the opioid crisis, ways that patients can manage a system that’s set up to make them fail, how catastrophic thinking can increase our risk of chronic pain and disease, and Dr. Abaci’s personal experience with pain informed his views on pain management.

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