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  • Leg Pain? Could be a Warning Sign

    Leg pain can signal something much, much more serious –like an impending heart attack or stroke. Atherosclerosis occurs when leg arteries carrying oxygenated blood partially clog because LDLs (“bad” cholesterol) accumulates on artery walls. The body dispatches white blood cells to clear out the cholesterol, but the cells can get … The post Leg Pain? Could be a Warning Sign appeared first on Balcon...

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  • Weather Not to Blame For Pain

    Bad weather can get you down, but it doesn’t make your back hurt or cause joint pain. Good weather doesn’t make help, either – and those aches and pains tend not to be relieved by over-the-counter pain medications. That’s the conclusion of new research coming out of Australia, which tracked … The post Weather Not to Blame For Pain appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

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  • Dysfunctional Thyroid and Pain

    Have pain, stiffness, tenderness or swelling in your muscles, tendons and joints? The source of it sometimes can originate in your throat – your thyroid gland, to be precise. “If your thyroid isn’t functioning properly, you can experience higher pain levels,” notes Dr. Rey Ximenes of Balcones Pain Consultants. “This … The post Dysfunctional Thyroid and Pain appeared first on Balcones Pain Consulta...

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  • Medicare Adopts CDC Opioid Rules

    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are about to take voluntary “Big Brother” guidelines proposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one step further. CMS plans to mandate pharmacists to report doctors who may be overprescribing opioids, as well as patients who may … The post Medicare Adopts CDC Opioid Rules appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

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  • Opioids and Hormone Levels

    Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin is growing at an alarming rate in the U.S., leading to addiction and, increasingly, use of cheaper, dangerous alternatives such as heroin. Opioids may also cause another serious problem: abnormal levels of hormones such as testosterone (the primary male … The post Opioids and Hormone Levels appeared first on Balcones...

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  • Ketamine for Depression

    “Special K” is turning into something much more special than initially thought. Ketamine (it’s proper name) use to be misused as a so-called “club drug” that caused hallucinations. But recently, medical research showed that, in very small, properly calculated doses, it can alleviate migraine pain for up to several weeks … The post Ketamine for Depression appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants...

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  • Opiate Overdose Antidote (Naloxone) Price Gouging

    It’s like déjà vu all over again. Kaiser Health News reports that an increasingly popular, life-saving medication – this time, an antidote for opioid overdoses – is dramatically increasing in price. Fortunately, our pharmacy, GenoRite, has a more reasonably priced alternative called Opi Aid. Remember the AIDS treatment with a … The post Opiate Overdose Antidote (Naloxone) Price Gouging appeared fi...

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  • Is Sugar Addictive, or Do People Just Act Like it is?

    When we ponder how best to improve our diets and related, lifestyle choices, curbing our sweet tooth is usually considered. But is it a choice? Or might it require something like a 12-step plan and 24-hour hotlines? We first tend to look at “cutting down” on our sugar intake. Yet … The post Is Sugar Addictive, or Do People Just Act Like it is? appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

  • PRP Therapy Helping Patients Get Over Chronic Pain

    A small amount of your own blood can speed up the healing process and reduce pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis in the knee, shoulder, hip or spine. It can also treat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, ankle and ligament sprains, pelvic pain and instability, back and neck injuries, rotator … The post PRP Therapy Helping Patients Get Over Chronic Pain appeared first on Balcones P...

  • ‘Demystifying’ Coverage for Chronic Pain

    Happy New Year! That is, until you go to a doctor’s office to treat something like chronic joint pain. With the calendar turning to 2017, patients will find they are starting over when it comes to paying health insurance deductibles. Many of them – about 40 percent in the U.S., … The post ‘Demystifying’ Coverage for Chronic Pain appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

  • So, Doctor … What Do You Think About Marijuana?

    At least once a week, we hear this question at Balcones Pain Consultants. That’s understandable because half the states in our country have authorized doctors to prescribe cannabis products for pain relief (and more states legalize or decriminalize its recreational use). Legislation to legalize at least some marijuana use for … The post So, Doctor … What Do You Think About Marijuana? appeared firs...

  • From chronic back pain to entrepreneurship

    The gift baskets you see in front of Dr. Ximenes were made by one of his patients who is a true inspiration and success story. “Mary” is in her 40s and has a long history of low back pain. Her debilitating pain prevented her from working and enjoying life, in … The post From chronic back pain to entrepreneurship appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

  • Personalized Care at GenoRite Pharmacy

    Sometimes, “one size fits all” isn’t a good fit – especially when your good health can depend on it. Your typical corner pharmacy may be stocked with the usually available medications, but what if you need a customized prescription, something that isn’t sitting on a drug store shelf? That’s when … The post Personalized Care at GenoRite Pharmacy appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

  • How our brains respond to sugar and why it can be so addictive @Fox7Austin

    Did you know that sugar can have the same kind of addictive qualities as drugs like cocaine, amphetamines and opioids? Here are some pictures of our very own Dr. Rey Ximenes talking to @Fox7Austin yesterday morning about how our brains respond to sugar and why it can be so addictive.  … The post How our brains respond to sugar and why it can be so addictive @Fox7Austin appeared first on Balcones P...

  • Driftwood Recovery New Partner in Addressing Addiction Linked to Chronic Pain

    Overcoming addiction can be difficult enough. When your chemical dependence is rooted in trying to rid yourself of chronic pain, a relapse is more likely. Sadly, about 30 percent of those who successfully complete addiction treatment nonetheless go back to self-medicating if they have chronic pain that remains unresolved, according … The post Driftwood Recovery New Partner in Addressing Addiction ...

  • Ketamine for Migraines

    You may have heard of “Special K,” a so-called “club drug” with hallucinogenic properties that can be dangerous when used recreationally … and ignorantly. But like so many other drugs, ketamine (it’s proper name) can be a medicinal miracle-worker if taken under a physician’s supervision – especially for chronic migraine … The post Ketamine for Migraines appeared first on Balcones Pain Consultants.

  • Pharmacogenetics: Testing DNA to Find the Best Meds

    Medicines such as blood thinners, antidepressants and pain killers tend to be prescribed on a “best guess” basis. From patient medical histories and their own experience (and what they’ve read about the latest research), physicians know what drug (and at what dosage) is most likely to help someone get better. … The post Pharmacogenetics: Testing DNA to Find the Best Meds appeared first on Balcones...

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