Explore these commonly asked questions to gain a better understanding of COOLIEF*.
Please note these responses are not intended to replace any physician instructions.
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COOLIEF is a non-invasive, out-patient treatment that uses cooled radiofrequency technology to safely treat chronic pain. This is also known as “cooled radiofrequency therapy.”
Unlike surgery, COOLIEF involves no incision. You may experience some discomfort at the radiofrequency site for a short period, but this discomfort can be treated with common over the counter medication.
Procedure time varies depending on your physician and the treatment you need, but according to physicians that have performed this procedure it typically takes less than an hour.
Since this minimally-invasive out-patient treatment requires no general anesthesia, you should be able return home shortly after the treatment. A responsible adult is required to be present in order to drive you home.
Recommended rest will vary based on your unique needs and procedure. You can generally return to work and normal everyday activities within several days. Ask your physician for specific information regarding your procedure.
You should begin to feel pain relief within one to two weeks. In some patients, the relief can be relatively long-lasting. In others, additional treatments may be required.
The Halyard Cooled RF System uses radiofrequency technology to effectively treat patients with chronic back pain. For the specific costs associated with this procedure, and/or with any other questions, please consult with your physician. Halyard is a manufacturer of medical products and devices for a variety of healthcare categories including the management of pain.
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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