Fox7 Austin features Dr. Ximenes

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.  …

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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 …

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Safe Pain Care That Can Last A Lifetime

At Balcones Pain Consultants, we are keenly aware of the dangers of opiate pain medications. It is estimated that 14,000 people died from opiate prescription overdose in 2014 and this number may be rising.(1) Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidelines for doctors who prescribe opiate …

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