U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. George Arcos

Pain Management
Gainesville, FL
38 years experience male

About

Bio

Residency in Anesthesiolgy, board certified. Subspecialty certification in pain management. Former Chief of Anesthesiology Homestead AFB- USAF Commendation Medal for contributions in pain mangement. Academic appointments Univ. of Miami, Univ.of Florida , and Florida State University Schools of Medicine. Fellowship in Bioethics- Univ. of Florida Secretary; Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Editorial board member of international journal Pain Physician. President; Pain Institute of North Florida

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Doctor Q&A

171 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
EMG: You will need a thorough exam by either a neurologist or pain physician. Emg study will help determine if it is from the low back or other nerves; sci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: Yogurt is high in protein and calcium. Active cultures in yogurt promote improved digestion, and can lessen severity of ibs. Be careful of sugar conte... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve , or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
need evaluation: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is often accompanied by hearing loss. You need to have audiography (hearing test) to check .Your family doctor or ENT s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: Symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism include; weight gain, hoarseness of voice, tiredness, weakness, dry skin, feeling cold, hair loss, difficulty co... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Many causes: Hip pain may be from the joint itself, due to arthritis or a tear in the labrum; sacroiliac joint can cause hip and groin pain , as can muscle sources... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Primary Cough Headac: Primary cough headache begins suddenly, lasts several minutes, and is precipitated by coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Be sure to rule out chiari malf... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes and No: Reseachers at harvard have opined that there is no significant risk to heart rhythm in healthy individuals , without implanted hardware. However , th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
PMR: I would recommend conservative care initially, either a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor (pm;r) who can do gentle strretching and adjustmen... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: Although there are other clinical scenarios where momentary or very short duration events can bring you close to death ( vasovagal response , anaphyla... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
No: No studies that I am aware of on that specific question. Sex is safe during pregnancy as long as it is not painful and there is no predisposing condit... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Good question: I have seen many cases of this injury . Rarely , an oro-maxillofacial surgeon can repair damage. Most often treatment is targeted injection , by surge... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Variable: The pain location you describe could be due to a rib dysfunction , called intercostal neuralgia. This would account for the increase with inhalation. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Differential: Your symptoms require your doctors to evaluate and rule out urologic causes such as pyelonephritis, cystitis, prostatitis, epididymitis, as well as in... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
See below: Pudendal nerve id derived from s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4 nerves. It gives branches to the inf. Rectal, perineal and dorsal nerve of penis. Block is at... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Incisional hernia: Your pain is most likely due to a small incisional hernia. Laparascopic surgery involves small incisions around the belly button (umbilicus). The smal... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Exam: You need to see your family doctor for a thorough workup. Chest xray , blood work, and exam . Breast pain can be from tissue (fibrocystic disease), mu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Options: If you or someone you know is abusing these drugs, there life is at risk. Seek help of an addiction medicine specialist, who can offer options such as... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Gyn: Have your gynecologist check your Bartholin's glands. Also check vaginal ph, cultures for candida (yeast) , trichomonas, and chlamydia. It could be a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involve... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
TMJ: Sounds like TMJ syndrome, which can cause severe headaches. See a TMJ specialist , and try a manual massage therapist for stretching the muscular atta... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
No: Vitamin d has been recognized as vital to absorption of calcium, as well as protective for certain cancers. Low d can cause fatigue as well as increas... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Type: Headaches come from many sources. If it is on one side of the head , from back to front, it is likely an occipital neuralgia. Other types include tri... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: This is a personal opinion, but tv doctor shows focus on drama, and sensationalism. What is unseen, is that most physicians have sacrificed a great de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Risky class: Benzodiazepines produce relaxation, sedation, and at times euphoria. Their risk is accentuated by addition of other drugs. Benzo's don't play well wit... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Perhaps: If the only cardiac abnormality is the 2.4 sec asystolic pause, without any other rhythm , maybe not. If she is a competent decision-maker, discuss wi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: While not a common side effect, it can occur more commonly in adults compared to children.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
No: While there is no specific test for intercostal (rib) muscle tear, the specific area of pain can be targeted with intercostal nerve block . This pain ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: C reactive protein is a more sensitive marker of inflammatory conditions; can be elevated in aging, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis types, myocardial... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
No: Vesicles in shingles (varicella zoster) often resorb on their own. They may burst , usually self-induced due to the severe itching. Earlt treatment i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Maybe: If you had any recent surgery, are taking any anticoagulants, or have a history of bleeding ulcers, severe htn, or renal disease, no it is not safe. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Observe: The numbness may be due to tissue edema and compression during pregnancy. You will have to observe and wait for a few more weeks to see if it improves... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Rib most common: Most likely cause is pain from either the intercostal muscles , or nerves. This is a sharp , stabbing pain that may radiate towards the back. Deep bre... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Maybe: Tramadol is a centrally acting opioid used for moderate to severe pain. It also is a serotonin releaser , and norepinephrine inhibitor; actions which ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Most are class II: The vast majority of prescribed opioids are in dea class ii. Exceptions are Buprenorphine and hydrocodone/ apap , which are class iii, although there... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
No: In the United States, anesthesia for surgery is almost always provided by intravenous induction (propofol, sodium pentothal/ barbital, etomidate) you ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Great question: Thank you for asking ! you should be careful as to how much protein you ingest . The recommended total daily intake of protein for a male teenager is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Diificult: Check with your urologist for cystitis, bladder spasm. There are meds like cystex which you can take to ease spasm. Stretch long muscles of low back ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Varies: Many weight tables are obsolete , dating to late 1970's. Based upon your age and profession, ideal weight would be approximately 112 pounds.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Herpes zoster: Varicella zoster , or shingles occurs when the virus is reactivated after being dormant within nerve roots since a previous episode of chickenpox. Her... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Multiple causes: Proceed from most likely causes, such as rotator cuff tear, AC joint impingement , Labral tear. Other possibilities include sub acromial bursitis, bic... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Intercostal: Pain that radiates from back to front , usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Side effects: Propanalol (inderal) is an older beta blocker, and is less specific in it's binding than newer , selective beta blockers. Therefore, patients can fe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Neuropathy?: Elavil (amitriptyline) or Amitriptyline is not a new drug. It is a tricyclic antidepressant which has been used for many years to treat burning , stab... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Get checked: While post-procedure hematoma is common, the pain is usually dull and aching. Of more concern is the possibility of procedure related injury to the f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Better options exist: Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive , and interact with many other drugs.The type and source of headaches mu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Immediate Attention : Seek immediate attenttion from your walk-in clinic or primary care physician. This could be serious. Conditions include spontaneous pneumothorax, or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Pain specialist: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. A qualified pain management specialist should evalu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Check ribs: If there is pain when you press on the ribs under your breast, it is likely intercoatal neuralgia. This can be a sharp, burning or stabbing pain that ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Consult: The condition you describe may be what is termed sex headache. There are three types; a dull ache that intensifies as as sexual excitement increases, ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

5
Recommendations
283
Thank you notes
Great responses. Very accurate. Comes highly recommended.
Aug 14, 2013
Knowledgeable and caring. What else is there?
Jun 25, 2013
Great responses. Very accurate.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I'm taking Narco 2-10mg every 4-6 hours. Great for hip pain,but not touching the knee pain.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You were very informational and direct! I appreciate it fully! :)
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot. Sorry I typed both SGOT. Actually SGPT 90 and SGOT 47

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Kennedy Memorial Hospitals University Medical Center

Residency

Sun Coast Hospital

Awards

USAF Commendation Medal-pain management
Compassionate phtsician award 2011
Patients choice award 2011

Affiliations

Tallahassee memorial hospital
Capital Regional Medical Center
Doctor's Hospital ; Augusta, GA
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less