At a time when opiate use is being questioned as a symptom management tool for chronic pain, Dr. Abaci opens his new book with the challenging (exciting) thought that medications of any sort are not the key to living successfully with chronic pain. Dr. Peter Abaci is a certified anesthesia and pain management specialist and…

About IBD

A pain in the gut, and a pain in the butt Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to conditions in which either the small intestine, or the large, or both, undergo changes due to inflammation.  Conditions included under the umbrella term of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate IBD, which has features…

About IBS

An invisible illness and a resolving controversy IBS is an intestinal condition characterized by abdominal discomfort and/or painful defecation as well as abnormal changes in bowel habits.  It may be dominated by constipation, diarrhea or an alternating pattern of both.  It can be chronic and tends to follow a pattern of relapse and remission.  It…