Pain-Free Advisor - November 2018

Pain- O F L A S V E G A S T h e F u t u r e I s N o w a n d P a i n C e n t e r s Neuropathy Volume 1, Issue 10 | November 2018 ADVISOR November 2018 702-257-7246 (PAIN) Robert Brown is the CEO of Medical Solution Options, Inc. MSO is the new medical management company for Neurop- athy and Pain Centers of America. Robert has known Dr. Bob Odell for over seven years. He re- spects Dr. Odell for the deep commitment and care that he provides all his patients. Along with Dr. Odell and the staff at Neuropathy and Pain Centers of America, Robert Brown’s number one concern is meeting the needs of the patients. He is excited about working with Dr. Odell and the staff. He believes in cre- ating a culture where patients “don’t buy what you do, but buy why you do it.” Robert says, “We do it because we believe every life is precious and al- lowing our patients to live a high quali- ty of life is the most important thing we can offer our patients.” He is passion- ate about that. His priority is to build the practice and bring in more provid- ers so patients can be offered addition- al specialties to continue to meet their needs. Robert Brown has lived the last 20 years in Southern California. He’s been married 24 years. He has two adult children. He is devoted to his family and enjoys the closeness of family. He considers Las Vegas his second home. He has owned MSO for five years. He's been in sales and management in the medical field for 11 years. Robert has worked with many pain management doctors around the country. He presently manages a pain prac- tice in San Diego. He says, “For those practices we manage, our specialty and focus is to bring the highest quality care to all our patients.” He looks for- ward to continuing this focus with Neu- ropathy and Pain Centers of America. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects nearly 155 million people worldwide with approximately 30 million in the United States alone. Due to our aging population, it is esti- mated that by the year 2025, nearly 25% of the adult U.S. population (nearly 70 million people) will have been diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the pro- tective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints wears down over time and gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that permits nearly frictionless joint motion. In osteoarthritis, the slick surface of the car- tilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include: Pain. Your joint may hurt during or after movement. Tenderness. Your joint may feel tender when you apply light pressure to it. Stiffness and Swelling. Joint stiff- ness and swelling may be most noticeable when you wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity. Loss of flexibility. You may not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion. Grating sensation. You may hear or feel a grating sensation when you use the joint. Bone spurs. These extra bits of bone, which feel like hard lumps, may form around the affected joint. ROBERT BROWN Our practice is under new management Signs and Symptoms