About The Book

Section I

S ome parts of understanding and treating chronic pain are understood, others are not. The problem is that too few people understand and too many misunderstand. Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain will help you understand the difference and give you the tools to take charge and overcome chronic pain.
The pain pill paradox: Imagine you open the newspaper and read an article that says the blood pressure medicine you are taking will not only stop working over time, but will eventually make your blood pressure increase? This exact scenario could occur if you are taking opiod or narcotic-based medications for chronic pain over a long period. 

Section II

T ake Charge of Your Chronic Pain, introduces readers to the idea that it is essential for chronic pain sufferers to take charge in their recovery, rather than waiting for somebody else to do it for them.  ...we treat the whole person, not just an arm or leg.

I want to create highly successful STUDENTS who understand the nature of chronic pain and the complex plan for controlling it...through physical, emotional and spiritual transformations necessary to conquer their pain.

....it requires a supreme, unwavering effort. Consider Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong proves that success doesn't just "happen." Even exceptionally talented people can't just show up for a race expecting to win. they know they must train harder than their competition. the same applies if YOU want to be victorious over chronic pain: YOU MUST OUTWORK IT TO TAKE CHARGE.


Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain offers readers an in-depth "quiz" designed to identify problem areas and figure out which questions a patient should raise with their doctors. Here are a few questions for you to consider:

1. You believe your best years are:

a. in the present
b. in the future
c. in the past
d. hard to gauge

2. How do you feel about your future:

a. I am hopeful
b. I think I may get better with help
c. My chronic pain won't change
d. My future looks grim

3. How often do you think about your pain:

a. Rarely
b. Briefly, about once a day
c. At least a couple of times every day
d. At least every few hours

Section III

T ake Charge of Your Chronic Pain explores key traits of highly successful chronic pain sufferers and empowers readers with a unique, interdisciplinary, seven-step "recipe" for a chronic pain makeover.
Remember that you have control over how you breathe, walk, exercise, and think and these vital activities directly affect how you feel physically and emotionally. This means you always have  your own  pain-managing "medicine" at your disposal, and no one or nothing, including your pain, can take that away from you unless you let it.

If you have chronic pain, the Western "treat the disease" model puts you in the role of a patient each and every day. How can you expect to get pleasure from life and feel good about yourself if you believe that you are incessantly ill? I've found that it's very important to change the perceived role from being a patient to being a HEALTH MANAGER.

Listen to Dr. Peter Abaci talk about Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain