At the end of the day, radiofrequency treatment has always been a viable option because it is noninvasive and well tolerated by all patients. Although some treatments, such as surgery, are the best option for people with debilitating, excruciating pain, surgery is often not an option. Many people seeking surgery are disqualified due to weight, age, diabetes, and other health conditions, which can be disheartening for them. Cortisone shots, another common treatment for osteoarthritis, can be effective but doesn’t provide relief for nearly as long as desired.
Cortisone shots are painful and for some people, they merely take the edge off. In fact, some people don’t receive any relief from cortisone shots after they’ve been receiving them for an extended period of time. For these individuals, Coolief is a fantastic option. Coolief is, as stated before, a simple procedure that involves injecting water-cooled electrodes into the nerve, while also heating (ablation) the nerve. This process delays the pain signals sent from your nerve to the brain, eliminating pain.
This treatment lasts longer that other forms because of the water-cooled electrodes. The treatment has almost no side effects and can provide pain relief for up to several months. This treatment does not cure arthritis, it only disrupts the communication between nerves and brain, so it’s important to note that pain will come back, it’s just a matter of when.
Maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right foods will also help reduce inflammation and keep your body at a healthy, efficient level of being. Relying solely on medicinal treatment won’t provide the most relief, you need to have a combination of both.