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 …

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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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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 …

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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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GenoRite Pharmacy offers the Life-saving Opiate Overdose Antidote, ‘Opi-Aid’

Steadily increasing for more than a decade, deaths due to opioid overdoses are now the No. 1 cause of injury fatalities in America – surpassing motor vehicle crashes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports. The latest figures, issued in October 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), …

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Balcones Pain Consultants Offers New Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Procedure for Chronic Nerve Pain

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects more than 100 million Americans, an incidence rate which outpaces heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Neuropathic pain is characterized as shooting, burning and stabbing and represents one of the most prevalent, yet under-treated forms of chronic pain in the U.S. It …

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LD 50 Kills

I got an email today that got me to wondering. Do you know what “LD 50” is? It stands for the amount of a particular virus, chemical or other substance that will be a “lethal dose which will kill 50%” of the people exposed to it. With Halloween being yesterday, …

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New FDA warnings for Opiate and Benzodiazepine Medications

In August, the FDA released new warnings for opiate and benzodiazepine medications. These medications carry serious risks of sedation, overdose and death especially if used together. If you or someone you know is taking these medications together, please talk to your doctor about these risks. There are ways to reduce …

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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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Note to FDA: Need to increase the dose of life saving naloxone to reverse opiate overdose!

Recently the FDA heard recommendations to increase the dose of naloxone from .4mg to 2 mg IM in cases of suspected overdose largely because of the more potent prescription opiates used today, but also because of the newer more potent illicit synthetic fentanyl finding its way into heroin and other …

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Bisphosphonates: A drug class to treat CRPS 1 pain

  Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) is a common and disabling disorder affecting a peripheral limb, usually developing after a trauma to an extremity. CRPS-I is characterized by presence of spontaneous pain, allodynia and hyperalgesia, disproportionate to the inciting event and by a variety of autonomic disturbances and …

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The Cure Lies Within

  In recent years, there has been a lot of interest in regenerative medicine using platelet rich plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a solution that is obtained from your own blood containing concentrated growth factor proteins like TGF-beta, IGF, PDGF, and HGF. TGF-beta is probably the most important …

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Sedation for Interventional Pain Procedures

Pain Patients with highly sensitized skin, muscles, and nerves are often treated with procedures that could be perceived as “painful”. We offer sedation to comfortably get you through your injections. We want people to understand the principle and standards and expectations of sedation in the overall process of healing. The …

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Tailbone Pain?

Do you have tailbone pain? Tailbone pain is also known as the diagnosis of “coccydynia.” This is a condition that may be difficult to treat and can become extremely debilitating, affecting one’s personal life, family, friends, and work. There are treatment options available to help you regain your life. The …

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