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ABOUT COOLIEF* COOLED RF

Surgery isn’t for everyone. That’s why we focus on bringing non-surgical pain relief options within reach of those suffering from chronic pain.1,2,3,4

 

Why COOLIEF*?

 

Studies have demonstrated:

 

  • Effective pain relief
  • Greater mobility

 

COOLIEF may provide all these benefits along with being a non-surgical and outpatient procedure.

 

COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that are causing pain.  Studies have been shown to provide chronic back pain patients with up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function, and reduced drug utilization.3,5


HOW DOES COOLIEF* WORK?

COOLIEF Cooled RF is a non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for those suffering from chronic back pain.3,8,9,10,11,12

 

This advanced procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain.11 RF energy heats and cools the tissue at the site of pain.7,13,14  COOLIEF circulates water through the device while heating nervous tissue to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional RF treatments. This combination targets the pain-causing nerves without excessive heating15, leading to pain relief.6,11


COOLIEF* COOLED RF VS. OTHER TREATMENTS

Why COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency?

Did you know?

Studies have been shown to provide chronic back pain patients with up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function, and reduced drug utilization.3,5

Click here to learn more about these studies.


  • Effective pain relief
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Improved mobility
  • Quick recovery time
  • No overnight hospital stay: outpatient procedure
  • Minimally invasive

 

Surgery: An invasive and expensive path to pain relief

Surgery can be beneficial in properly selected patients. However, it is not for everyone.

Due to BMI, age, other co-morbidities, or invasiveness, surgery isn’t for everyone.16,17

Medication: An old way of thinking about pain relief

Pain relief has long relied on a daily regimen of  prescription medication and other over-the-counter pharmaceutical treatments, yet these don’t effectively target nerves that cause pain, and may be associated with:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Feelings of grogginess
  • Possible breathing problems
  • Potentially slower recovery
  • Potential addiction or dependency

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

After the procedure

COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency will access and heat your spinal tissue to block pain in the area of your procedure.

It’s normal to feel some pain and discomfort at the site of the procedure for about a week or two. Using ice packs at the procedure site and taking analgesic medication (medication that temporarily alleviates pain) can decrease your discomfort.18

Follow your physician’s discharge instructions after the COOLIEF procedure.

Potential complications associated with the use of this device include but are not limited to:  infection, nerve damage, increased pain, visceral injury, failure of technique, paralysis, and death.

Consult your physician to understand the risks and potential contraindications for this procedure.


ASK A COOLIEF*-TRAINED PHYSICIAN

Ask a COOLIEF-trained physician if COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency is right for you.

 

They can help you find the best pain relief option for your unique pain and symptoms. Ask them about cooled radiofrequency, procedural concerns, or pain relief options in general.

Questions?

For more information about COOLIEF,
find a COOLIEF-trained physician
or 
explore these FAQs.

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(1) Malik, A. et al. Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lesioning of Sensory Branches of the Obturator and Femoral Nerves for the Treatment of Non- Operable Hip Pain. Pain Physician. 2003;6:499-502.

(2) Kawaguchi, M. et al. Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lesioning of Sensory Branches of the Obturator and Femoral Nerves for the Treatment of Hip Joint Pain. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2001 26:6, 576-581.

(3) Stelzer W. MD, Use of Radiofrequency Lateral Branch Neurotomy for the Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint-Mediated Low Back Pain: A Large Case Series. Pain Medicine, 2013 Jan (1)235.                                                                              

(4) Rivera, F. et al. Percutaneous Radiofrquency Denervation in Patients With Contraindications for Total Hip  Arthoplasty. Orthopedics, 2012 35 :3, e302-e305.

(5) Ho KY, et al. Cooled radiofrequency denervation for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain:two-year results from 20 cases. Journal of Pain Research.3 July 2013.

(6) Kapural, L., Ng A., Dalton J., Mascha  E., Kapural M., de la Garza M., and Mekhail, N. Intervertebral disc biacuplasty for the treatment of lumbar discogenic pain:results of  a 12-month follow up. Pain Medicine, 2008, May-Jun; 9(4):407-8.

(7) Pauza K. Cadaveric intervertebral disc temperature mapping during disc biacuplasty. Pain Physician 2008;11:669-76.

(8) Patel N, Gross A, Brown L, Gekht G., A randomized, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy of lateral branch neurotomy for chronic sacroiliac joint pain. Pain Med. 2012 Mar;13(3):383-98.

(9) Cohen SP, Hurley RW, Christo PJ, Winkley J, Mohiuddin MM, Stojanovic MP. Clinical predictors of success and failure for lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation. Clin J Pain. 2007Jan; 23(1):45-52.

(10) Wright et al.: Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Sacroiliac Joint Pain Using the Baylis  SInergy Probe; A Prospective Clinical Outcome Study with Six-Month Follow-Up;ISIS 15th ASM (2007).

(11) Kapural L, Nageeb F, et al. Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System for the Treatment of Chronic Pain from Sacroiliitis: The First Case-Series. Pain Practice 2008;8:348-54

(12) Cohen SP, Hurley RW, Buckenmaier CC, 3rd, et al. Randomized placebo-controlled study evaluating lateral branch radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain Anesthesiology.2008;109:279-88.

(13) Kapural L, Mekhail N, Hicks D, et al. Histological changes and temperature distribution studies of a novel bipolar radiofrequency heating system in degenerated and non-degenerated human cadaver lumbar discs. Pain Med 2008;9:68-75.

(14) Petersohn JD, Conquergood LR, Leung M. Acute Histologic Effects and Thermal Distribution Profile of Disc Biacuplasty using a novel Water-Cooled Bipolar Electrode System in an in vivo Porcine Model. Pain Med 2008;9:26-32..

(15) Gutpa, A. Evidence-based review of RF ablation techniques for chronic sacroiliac joint pain. Pain Medicine News, June 2010.

(16) Woo Jong Choi, et al. Radiofrequency treatment relieves chronic knee osteoarthritis pain: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. PAIN: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain; 152 (2011) 481–487.

(17) Masahiko Ikeuchi, MD, PhD,et.al. Percutaneous Radiofrequency Treatment for Refractory Anteromedial Pain of Osteoarthritic Knees. Pain Medicine 2011; 12: 546–551

(18) Bogduk N ed. Practice guidelines for spinal diagnostic and treatment procedures. First ed. San Francisco: International SpineIntervention Society, 2004.


There are inherent risks in all medical procedures. Please refer to your physician for Indications, Cautions, Warnings and Contraindications. Your physician is responsible for performing the procedure per instructions. For specific questions regarding the procedure, please contact your physician.  Individual results may vary, talk to your doctor about how COOLIEF might help you.

 

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There are inherent risks in all medical procedures. Please refer to your physician for Indications, Cautions, Warnings and Contraindications. Your physician is responsible for performing the procedure per instructions. For specific questions regarding the procedure, please contact your physician. Individual results may vary, talk to you doctor about how Coolief* might help you.
 
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There are inherent risks in all medical procedures. Please refer to your physician for Indications, Cautions, Warnings and Contraindications. Your physician is responsible for performing the procedure per instructions. For specific questions regarding the procedure, please contact your physician. Individual results may vary, talk to you doctor about how Coolief* might help you.