Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency (CRF) Treatment

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Surgery isn’t for everyone. That’s why we focus our efforts on trying to bring Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency (CRF), an effective, non-surgical option within reach of those suffering from chronic pain. 

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is among the most disabling medical conditions in the world, affecting over 250 million people or 4% of the world’s population.1 Knee OA leads to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as the last option to relieve pain and improve function. 

With the new and innovative CRF treatment, we can target your pain more precisely than ever before and ensure that you are still able to do everything that you want to do.

What is Cooled Radiofrequency (CRF)?

You might be familiar with radiofrequency (RF) treatment, which was developed to assist patients in managing chronic pain in their back, hips, and knees. By using RF, medical practitioners were able to interrupt the transmission of pain signals to the brain for roughly three months.
Although this was a significant advancement at the time, there has since been a revolution in pain management. CRF is an innovative upgrade to the traditional method that provides patients with longer-lasting pain relief in less time.
This minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure targets the root cause of the pain and eliminates it before it can have an impact. A small probe transmits thermal radiofrequency energy, which heats the tissue directly to block the nerves that cause pain. The advancement of CRF is the circulation of water through the device, which treats an area of nervous tissue that is approximately five times larger than the outdated RF method.
Cooled radiofrequency is more precise and enables doctors to target the exact nerves with greater flexibility – something that was not always possible with standard RF.

How does Cooled Radiofrequency Work?

Cooled Radiofrequency treatment is an effective solution for deactivating the sensory nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain. If you have experienced chronic pain, you understand how it can negatively impact your life. Cooled radiofrequency treatment provides the ultimate relief from pain.
An insulated probe delivers radiofrequency energy directly to the nerve tissue, causing molecules to move and generate heat, which deactivates the nerve and prevents the transmission of pain signals.
The ingenious aspect of CRF treatment is the circulation of water through the probe, allowing for a wider area to be targeted while simultaneously cooling the tissue and preventing damage. With this advanced technique, doctors can alleviate pain more quickly and with greater precision.
This minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure is ideal for restoring mobility and rediscovering the joy of life.

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What are the Benefits of Cooled Radiofrequency?

Medications are often inadequate in effectively treating pain, and surgery can result in a significant lifestyle change, which is only an option for selected patients.

The major contrast is between the traditional radiofrequency treatment and its modernized counterpart. After discovering the remarkable benefits of CRF treatment, there is no way one would even contemplate the standard treatment.

The standard radiofrequency treatment has become outdated. This innovative approach can target larger areas of tissue, resulting in the deactivation of more sensory nerves and less pain. Unlike standard RF, which concentrates heat on the probe, CRF distributes heat over a wider area, requiring less probing.

By targeting a larger area, doctors can address variable nerve paths that may be missed with standard RF. These hard-to-reach nerves are effectively treated with CRF, and the water acts as a coolant, preventing tissue damage.

On a very basic level, cooled radiofrequency:

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Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment (CRF) of the Knee

Chronic knee pain can occur at any age, but it is more prevalent among older individuals and can cause significant stress in addition to affecting mobility.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common age-related diseases, with up to 20 million adults in the US alone experiencing its symptoms. Osteoarthritis damages the tissue that covers the end of bones in the knee joint, leading to bone-to-bone contact, which results in pain and stiffness. Although knee replacement surgery may be suitable for some individuals, it may not be the best option for everyone, even if they are fortunate enough to be considered. Fortunately, with Coolief CRF, there is a genuine possibility of achieving effective pain relief.

This minimally invasive outpatient procedure, like all cooled radiofrequency treatments, allows you to return to your normal routine quickly, with pain reduced for up to 24 months and functionality restored.
Like the treatment for back pain, the same CRF method is used, with probes targeting genicular nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. With superior precision compared to standard RF, the heat lesion created deactivates pain at its source, allowing you to regain your physical abilities and enjoy life again. The use of water circulation on the probes facilitates treatment of a larger area of nervous tissue in less time than before.
CRF treatment offers an alternative to surgery or dependence on pain medication, which may significantly improve your quality of life.

Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment (CRF) of the Back - Lumber Spine

Back pain is a prevalent condition that can impact different parts of the back, such as the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic regions. Despite being a symptom of an underlying medical condition, it can be extremely incapacitating and significantly reduce a patient’s overall well-being.

There are other treatments for chronic back pain, but they all come with their own difficulties and side effects. Medications are not guaranteed to work and can cause nausea or even addiction, whereas surgery is evidently not for everyone.

Now CRF treatment gives you the chance to regain increased physical function and pain relief for far longer. With CRF, devices using circulated water target the problematic nerves or disc tissue, deactivating them at the source and stopping the pain signals from being sent to the brain. As opposed to the old-fashioned standard radiofrequency, this innovative, updated treatment can work on a much greater area and combat nerves that have traditionally been hard to locate.
Coolief cooled radiofrequency treatment can bring pain relief to the following areas:

• Cervical
• Lumbar
• Sacroiliac joint
• Thoracic

With the ability to target variable nerve paths and disc tissue, cooled radiofrequency is the ultimate pain solution for the traditionally difficult-to-treat spine anatomy.

Frequently Asked Questions

CRF is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment to treat chronic pain of the back, hip or knee. This innovative new method of treatment uses cooled energy to deactivate nerves sending pain signals to the brain.

Water is circulated through a device that heats tissue and targets nerves. CRF is able to target a larger area than standard RF treatment – with greater precision – and without causing excessive heating.

Cooled radiofrequency can give patients up to 24 months of pain relief – as well as improved physical function and a reduced need for pain medication.

Traditionally patients have been given anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and therapy – or have been forced to endure surgery. But medications cannot target nerves effectively and can have some unpleasant side effects. Surgery is not ideal for everyone – and may want to be avoided by some patients.

Dr Ralph will speak to each patient on an individual basis to ensure that CRF treatment is right for him or her. Once they have been assessed, Dr Ralph will be able to decide whether CRF is the most effective way of dealing with the patient’s chronic pain.

Coolief cooled radiofrequency treatment involves no incision, as there is no need for surgery. Any slight discomfort will be minimal and can be treated with over the counter medication.

CRF is only minimally invasive, so there is no need for a general anaesthetic – patients should be able to return home shortly after the treatment.

It depends on the individual patient and how intensive the procedure is, but they can usually return to work and everyday activities within several days.

Yes. It is well known that even patients who have knee or hip replacements can still endure severe pain. As cooled radiofrequency targets the nerves that are sending these signals, the treatment is absolutely available.

Procedure time varies depending on your physician and the treatment you need, but according to physicians that have performed this procedure, the actual radiofrequency treatment time typically is less than 20 minutes.

Since this minimally invasive outpatient treatment requires no general anaesthesia, you should be able to return home shortly after the treatment. A responsible adult is required to be present in order to drive you home.

Unlike surgery, Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency 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.

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.

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