Pain-Free Advisor - October 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 9 | October 2018 ADVISOR CONTINUED ON BACK October 2018 702-257-7246 (PAIN) Back pain can seriously restrict the quality of your life and limit the activi- ties you enjoy doing on a daily basis. The simple act of getting out of bed or in and out of your car can cause pain and discomfort that takes not only a physical toll but also leaves you emotionally drained. Some of the slightest movements like reaching for the TV remote control can put you in excruciating pain. Some of you may experience per- sistent pain after having back, neck or other joint surgeries or osteoporo- sis and completing daily task is next to impossible.The hardware placed in your upper or lower back, neck or re- pair to your knees or hips could have damaged delicate nerves and is the cause of your intense pain. There is a procedure Dr. Odell can do to help reduce the pain. It is called Diros OWL® Trident™ Radiofre- quency (RF) treatment to treat painful conditions, such as lower back (lum- bar) sacroiliac joint (pelvic), thoracic spine (middle back), cervical (neck), knee and hip joint pain. This advanced procedure uses ra- dio frequency energy to safely target the sensory nerve causing pain. The RF procedure allows Dr. Odell to limit the approach to a nerve in a single step, resulting in quicker place- ment, less x-ray exposure and greatly reducing the in-office procedure time. This superior technology results in much quicker recovery time with lon- ger lasting pain relief. Talk to Dr. Odell to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. For more information, please take the Diros patient brochure in the waiting room. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every year throughout October we highlight the awareness, education and research for breast cancer. FACTS: • The American Cancer Society estimates that about 266,120 new cases of inva- sive breast cancer will be di- agnosed in women. • Breast cancer is the sec- ond leading cause of cancer death in women (only lung cancer kills more women each year). The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 38 (about 2.6%) • About 63,960 new breast cancer cases are non-inva- sive and are in the earliest form. • About 40,920 wom- en will die from breast can- cer; however, death rates from female breast cancer have dropped 39% from 1989 to 2015. Since 2007, breast can- cer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older wom- en. These decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and in- creased awareness, as well as better treatments. The chemotherapy treatments can cause painful side ef- fects but there is help with treating the pain. Read what one of our re- ferring oncologists, Dr. Raja Mehdi at Hope Cancer Care My Aching Ohhhhh..... Back Knees Hips!! Sacroiliac BENEFITS • Larger focused lesion • Decreased procedure time • Less x-ray exposure • Quicker recovery time and longer lasting pain relief • More accurate, targeting and effective procedure