Overcoming Pain from Poor Posture

Maintaining good posture is incredibly important for keeping the body pain-free and healthy.When posture is compromised, pain and other unintended consequences can ensue. Fortunately, posture can be fixed and pain from poor posture alleviated by identifying the specific area where poor posture is exhibited and taking the necessary corrective measures. There are several ways to … Read more

Patient-Physician Communication

Cindy’s five “Be’s” for getting the support you need and the care you deserve. 1) Be Honest It is tempting when asked certain health questions not to be completely honest. Who wants to admit they didn’t take their medicine as directed, or at all? Who wants to tell someone that every time they pass the … Read more

Controlling the Uncontrollable

I know the title of this post is misleading. Things are rightly called “uncontrollable” simply because they cannot be controlled. We all have things like this in our lives— the weather, health issues, the behavior of other people and aging to name a few. I often speak about controlling the things we can control and … Read more

Me: I’m the Patient in Patient-Centered Care

Let me begin by acknowledging that I am writing this in response to a recent and frustrating medical encounter. Let me also acknowledge that, for the past week, I have been preparing a speech to be delivered to healthcare providers on the benefits of patient-centered care. I have read enough of and about the Affordable … Read more

Invisible Pain


Writing with a fountain pen and viewing the world through my camera lens is like a soothing balm for my body and soul. Writing and photography have helped me to heal and have changed my life and my work as a psychotherapist. When I write and make photographs about my own invisible pain, it helps … Read more

Great gift ideas for a chronic pain sufferer

With the holidays approaching, many of you have started shopping for your friends and loved ones. Coming up with gift ideas for a chronic pain sufferer is challenging, but we’re here to help. Last year, we compiled a list of our best holiday gifts for chronic pain sufferers. This year, we asked our Facebook followers and a few … Read more

Pain & Wellness Chat 2016

Pain & Wellness Chat 2016 Transcript HighlightsDr. Peter AbaciOctober 27, 2016 Welcome! Thank you for joining us today for “How to Manage Pain and Improve Life.” This Facebook chat will be hosted by Dr. Peter Abaci and will cover topics such as: -tools to manage and heal your pain-the importance of interdisciplinary care in treating … Read more