Applying Lessons from COVID-19 to the Opioid Epidemic

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the struggle to curb the opioid epidemic in the United States has produced disappointing outcomes. Marcelina Jasmine Silva, DO, speaks about the current approaches to opioid use and potential lessons to be learned from COVID-19.

Pain relief at home: Tips and techniques

Dr. Abaci will discuss strategies for finding relief at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This event was part of the 2020 Pain Awareness Month campaign, #MyPainPlan, sponsored by Sunbeam. 

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A Breakthrough Treatment for Chronic Pain

Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan discusses spinal cord stimulation and new options available for chronic pain sufferers.  

Is It Time for a Pain Management Reboot?

BY PETER ABACI, MD Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist Now that we are entering a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic where access to vaccines is high, infection rates are declining, and there is greater access to health-related services, this might be a time to …

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Learn about a New, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Back and Sacroiliac Pain

You are cordially invited to a Free Educational Zoom Webinar May 19th, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time Are you suffering from lower back pain? Join IPM’s Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan on May 19th at 12 pm PST for a free webinar …

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Anxiety, Fear Avoidance Beliefs & Behavior May Be Significant Risk Factors for Chronic Opioid Analgesic Therapy Reliance for Patients with Chronic Pain – Results from a Preliminary Study

Marcelina Jasmine Silva, DO, Zhanette Coffee, MSN, Chong Ho Alex Yu, PhD, Marc O Martel, PhD February 17, 2021 Abstract Objective To describe differences between patients with chronic, non-cancer pain (CNCP) who were successfully able to cease full mu agonist chronic opioid analgesic …

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When COVID-19 Causes Lingering Pain

BY PETER ABACI, MD Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist FEBRUARY 02, 2021 A growing number of people are reporting lingering symptoms after overcoming their initial bout with COVID-19. “Long-haul COVID” refers to a condition where a person doesn’t feel fully recovered from …

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Using Psychology to Find Pain Relief

BY PETER ABACI, MD IPM Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist JANUARY 07, 2021 If you find being in pain has left you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or a little grumpy, you aren’t alone. These emotions are very common among people living …

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IPM is expanding with a new location in Los Altos

IPM Medical Group is growing and we’re proud to announce Los Altos Sport and Spine will become an IPM location at the start of the new year.   With the addition of Los Altos, IPM will now have 19 locations offering …

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