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COOLIEF

Posted by @rmeddings, Jun 15, 2017

Does anyone know anything about a new procedure for knee pain called COOLIEF. ? I believe it supposedly freezes the nerves, wondering if it would work for me. I continue to have awful pain, one and a half years after having bilateral knee replacements. I’m told it is nerve pain from the surgery

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@rmeddings I had a doctor mention that this may be an option for my neck pain in the future. It works on the same principle as Radio Frequency Ablation-RFA, which burns the nerves thus disrupting the pain signal. From my research, COOLIEF can treat a larger area than RFA. You might want to check out this link about COOLIEF. http://bit.ly/2rvBwoM
Could you share with us if you have taken any medicines or had any treatments for the nerve pain?

Yes, I have tried nerve blocks twice, to no avail. I have tried Lyrica, and also Gabapentin. Neither seemed to make a difference. I tried accupuncture for 6 months, and a lot iof supplements. It did seem to help a little. However , I’m still in constant pain. I just keep searching and hoping to find help !!

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Yes, I have tried nerve blocks twice, to no avail. I have tried Lyrica, and also Gabapentin. Neither seemed to make a difference. I tried accupuncture for 6 months, and a lot iof supplements. It did seem to help a little. However , I’m still in constant pain. I just keep searching and hoping to find help !!

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Hello @rmeddings. Like @sandytoes14 did, I also looked in to the COOLIEF website. It’s disclaimer states that you should always talk with your provider about any procedure, including cooled radio-frequency treatment. My search on MayoClinic.org only turned up information regarding cryotherapy and use of freezing for cancer cells and topical cryotherapy for neuropathy pain. As Jen mentioned, Mayo Clinic does have a lot of information on radio frequency ablation. It would be wise to continue your research and present what you find to your physician.

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Yes, I have tried nerve blocks twice, to no avail. I have tried Lyrica, and also Gabapentin. Neither seemed to make a difference. I tried accupuncture for 6 months, and a lot iof supplements. It did seem to help a little. However , I’m still in constant pain. I just keep searching and hoping to find help !!

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@JustinMcClanahan this is something about burning nerves I never heard of but Edgar Cayce talked about RFA back in the 40',s wonder if it's the same thing! I,'ll have to look it up

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