Dr. Carl Balog
Dr. Carl Balog
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Dr. Carl Csaba Balog has excellent working knowledge of pain management and pain mechanisms, as is seen by his answers on this site. His insight into the disease process gives him the skills to be able to treat pain issues. I endorse him as a pain management physician.
I very much endorse this doctor. He has provided exceptional care for his patients over the years. He continues to give compassionate care for chronic pain patients in the greater Portland area.
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I am located at
Portland Pain and Spine
12672 NW Barnes Road
Portland , OR 97229
Mon 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thu 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Accepted Insurance Plans
Benefit Risk & Management Services
Great West Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan
Providence Health Plans
Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company
LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
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I've won the following awards
Top Pain Management Specialist , Oregon
Top Anesthesiologist, Oregon
Superb Rating, AVVO
150 Pain Physicians to Know, Becker's Spine Review
Most Compassionate Doctor, People's Choice Award
Patent 8,287,534 for Light Emitting Electrosurgical Scalpel
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part 2--guidance.
Pain Physician., Jul;15(3 Suppl):S67-116 (2012)
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part I--evidence assessment.
Pain Physician., Jul;15(3 Suppl):S1-65 (2012)
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What to do if I have sacrollotis which caused a lot of pain anyway, but now What to do if I have a suspected UTI could the increase of pain in my pelvis be linked? In brief: It's possibleURINARY TRACT INFECTION URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
The innervation of the SI joint and the pelvis share common pathways.
What could cause me to wake up with migraines after a night of dreaming? In brief: Do you snore?MIGRAINE
Cluster, migraine and tension-type headaches may produce a headache that awakens an individual in the early morning hours (usually after 4 AM), or is present upon awakening.
Is it true that tramadol will cancel out the effect of some drugs if you take it before? In brief: No, but...TRAMADOL ULTRAM
Tramadol is a weak opioid-like analgesic that is infamous for its interactions with SSRIs (anti-depressants) and for causing seizures.
What is best way to stop diarrhea. Everyday for years. In brief: Get evaluatedSee 2 more answers
Chronic diarrhea for years implies an underlying medical condition.
Best way to stop it is to find out what is causing it!DIARRHEA LOOSE STOOLS
Can you tell me how is the sickle-cell trait resistant to malaria? In brief: Good questionSee 1 more answer
Recently it was shown that sickle-cells can actually "infect" Plasmodium falciparum (common cause of malaria) with a microRNA segment that inhibits the growth ability of this organism. People with sickle-cell trait do this without suffering severe symptoms associated with sickle-cell disease.
http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Malaria_Resistance_and_Sickle_Cell_TraitMALARIA PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS PARASITE INFECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HEALTH TRAVEL MEDICINE THIRD WORLD TRAVEL TROPICAL MEDICINE TROPICAL DISEASES SICKLE CELL CARRIER SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
Will i still need to continue treatment after shingles blisters have healed? In brief: If pain continuesHERPES ZOSTER SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER)
Your symptoms should begin to improve after the blisters crust and heal.
What do you suggest if i was diagnosed with PID a couple days ago when i went to the hospital for chronic pelvic pain. What do you suggest if i had the? In brief: Read up on PIDCHRONIC PELVIC PAIN PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID) PELVIC PAIN FEMALE HEALTH
There are many treatable and non-treatable causes of PID.
24 year old boyfriend has had 100-103 fever, body aches, and dizziness for two days. Been to ER and doctor, they don't know what it is. Any ideas? In brief: Hard to sayBODY ACHES DIZZINESS FEVER SPINNING SENSATIONSee 4 more answers
Assuming they did blood work, your doctors may think it is a viral infection.
Continuous pain in right lower quadrant, what to do? In brief: Get evaluatedPERSISTENT PAINSee 1 more answer
Pain that is regionally specific is usually easier to work up by a doctor. If you have your appendix, then this may be a warning sign of inflammation.
I might be "pregnant" by a matter of only 2 days but i have a very painful stiff neck, can i take strong pain killers. I have diclofenac sodium? In brief: Avoid themSee 1 more answer
Three things to stay away from during pregnancy: alcohol, tobacco, and NSAIDs.
Chronic exposure might effect your unborn child. If your neck pain is severe, consider seeing your OB or a pain specialist.ANALGESIC CATAFLAM DICLOFENAC SODIUM SOLARZE NECK STRAIN VOLTAREN PREGNANT FEMALE HEALTH PREGNANCY