Chronic pain is no joke. According to some studies, as many as 50 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. It’s a truly staggering number. However, it’s far more than just a number. The daily toll of chronic pain is closely linked to various physical and mental conditions and to higher health care costs and a significant decrease in productivity.
When we talk about chronic pain, conditions can vary. There’s the joint pain of arthritic conditions, back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and more. But it doesn’t matter what type of pain we’re treating. What’s important is that there’s a breakthrough treatment to ease it: Coolief®.
Richard Goding, MD, and the team at Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa offer Coolief, a cooled radiofrequency treatment for relieving pain. With two conveniently located offices in West Des Moines and Corydon, Iowa, the practice is dedicated to providing the best pain relief to transform the lives of patients. Coolief is a highly advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical outpatient procedure that precisely treats the nerves causing chronic joint or back pain.
During a treatment, Dr. Goding, who’s a trained, certified Coolief provider, uses radiofrequency energy to safely target and constrict the nerves that send pain signals. He uses the Coolief device to transmit a small current of radio frequency energy through a probe. The resulting heat deactivates nerve signals sent to your brain that cause pain.
Water circulates through the Coolief device as it heats nerve tissue. This allows Dr. Coding to treat a larger area and optimize pain relief results.
Coolief helps with chronic pain in six ways.
In clinical studies, most patients report highly effective chronic pain relief results that last for up to a year. Dr. Goding’s patients report a high success rate, reporting a significant reduction of pain.
Coolief patients, especially those with joint pain, routinely experience long-term improvement of physical mobility. Restored mobility brings a better overall quality of life. Whether you want to play with your kids or enjoy recreational activities, treatment will help.
Since this is a non-surgical procedure, patients don’t need to go through a lengthy recovery before getting back to a normal routine. Relief starts quickly, too. Most patients report feeling significant pain reduction within one or two weeks of treatment.
There may be some minor discomfort for a week or two after the procedure, but there’s never a need for opioid medication. At most, patients may need some over-the-counter pain medication.
No overnight hospital stays are involved. You come to the office, go through a treatment session, and return to your life.
Coolief treatments don’t involve incisions or other invasive medical techniques.
Coolief treatment plans differ with each case. Depending on the type of pain you’re experiencing, Dr. Goding and his team will work closely with you to develop a care plan to ensure optimal pain relief results.
To set up an appointment with us, call the office or use our online scheduling tool and learn more about Coolief.