Featured Treatments for Chronic Pain
Discover our latest treatment for chronic pain. Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment is a minimally invasive and non-surgical outpatient procedure to target and treat the nerves causing chronic pain. Especially effective for treating chronic back pain, knee pain caused by osteoarthritis and chronic hip pain.
How Coolief Works:
- 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 heating, leading to pain relief.
- Typical treatment time is less than one hour.
- Unlike, surgery, Coolief involves no incision and is minimally invasive. Outpatient treatment does not require general anesthesia and patients should be able to return home shortly after treatment.
Some Facts About Coolief Radiofrequency Treatments:
- Studies have demonstrated that cooled radiofrequency treatment can provide chronic back pain patients up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function and reduced use of pain medicines.
- No incision is necessary.
- Patients can return to activities within a few days of procedure.
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Interventional Headache Management
How does Interventional Headache Management work?
There is no simple answer to this question. In some cases we appear to be blocking a control center for headache. In other cases, by decreasing painful signals from one part of the face, we appear to be “resetting” the system. In yet other cases we are reducing the pain for an interval that enables a patient to reduce or eliminate the frequent use of pain relievers known to cause rebound or medication over-use headache.
A subset of medically resistant headache particularly responsive to interventional management is cervicogenic headache. This is a type of headache that stems from problems in the upper part of the neck but because of a complex connection in the brain can cause headache in areas remote from the neck.
Do I need to stop treating with my neurologist to receive Interventional Headache Treatment?
Absolutely NOT. In fact, this type of headache treatment works best in conjunction with the treatment of a neurologist who manages the drug treatment.
If you suffer with headache that has been resistant to treatment, we encourage you to call our office at 973-796-5216 and arrange a consultation.