COOLIEF* Ablation: A New Ground-Breaking Solution for Your Chronic Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, which is pain that lasts 12 weeks or more, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Chronic back pain can make it difficult for you to take part in the activities you enjoy or even perform routine tasks. If you suffer from chronic back pain, the breakthrough COOLIEF* radiofrequency treatment can take away your back pain and help you get mobile again. At Premier Spine and Pain Management, the health specialists can perform this cutting-edge treatment and give you the relief you need.

Options for treating back pain

Chronic back pain can stem from numerous conditions, and there can even be cases where the cause is unknown. Traditionally, the first step for treating back pain is taking over-the-counter medicines, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen sodium. If these fail to give you relief, your doctor may give you prescription strength medications or opioids, but these can be addictive. Furthermore, you may form a resistance to the effects of all these drugs.

If these medications aren’t enough, your doctor may give you cortisone shots. However, these can also have side effects, such as potentially making your pain even worse. Back surgery is usually a last resort. All surgeries have inherent risks, and back surgery is no exception. You risk infections and internal bleeding, among other things. Furthermore, your back pain may still remain.

If you’ve tried these methods or have been hesitant to because of their potential side effects, there’s still hope. The COOLIEF* radiofrequency system can relieve you of your back pain without surgery or medications.

How COOLIEF* works

COOLIEF* works by delivering radio waves to the nerves from which your back pain originates. First, special needles with electrodes are placed near the nerves. Then, radio waves are sent through the electrodes and into the needles, heating up the selected nerves and blocking their ability to transmit pain signals to your brain. While the procedure isn’t permanent and won’t cure the underlying cause of your pain, it can provide a long-term reduction in the pain you experience.

The COOLIEF* system refines the radiofrequency technique by adding water cooling. This cooling permits COOLIEF* to treat larger areas safely, resulting in better pain relief results. A COOLIEF* treatment can provide pain relief for 12 months or longer. Two-thirds of COOLIEF* patients report a 50% reduction in pain, and 83% of patients with severe arthritis also report a reduction of symptoms.

COOLIEF* is nonsurgical and minimally invasive. There are no incisions, and the downtime is minimal. Your treatment is done under local anesthetic, and you can go home the same day. Most patients experience pain relief within the first two weeks, and many are able to reduce or eliminate the need for medications.

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, contact Premier Spine and Pain Management to see if a COOLIEF* treatment can help you.

You Might Also Enjoy...

The Dangers of Tech Neck

Do you slouch while sitting in front of your computer? Does your neck hurt after reading an ebook? You may be suffering from tech neck, a repetitive strain injury that can lead to pain and spine complications.

Living with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be a frustrating illness that causing pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. But there are options for pain management, as well as a number of treatment options.