Balcones Pain Consultants

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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...

Balcones Pain Consultants

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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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