Understanding Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Treatments

Introducing Your Chronic Pain Patients to COOLIEF*

Ninety-one people die each day from opioid overdose, and it has claimed more than 500,000 lives between 2000 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1

The subjective nature of pain makes it difficult to completely control, and narcotic treatment options have led to the opioid crisis; this has prompted healthcare professionals and researchers to find alternate treatment options.In Promising Alternative to Opioids, Dr. Antonia Chen and Dr. David Lindley, provide insight into the nature of pain management and lesser-known solutions including COOLIEF* Cooled RF. Dr. Chen and Dr. Lindley discuss:

  • The opioid epidemic
  • Alternative pain management solutions and their risks
  • Evaluation and benefits of cooled RF
  • How to adopt the COOLIEF* procedure into your practice


1. Drug overdose deaths in the United States continue to increase in 2015. Click Here
2. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research: Introduction. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education.Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011. Click Here.

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Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA

Dr. Chen is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon in adult reconstruction who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. She is a widely published physician-scientist, who is a dedicated educator and clinician. Dr. Chen is actively engaged in research, having written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, several authoritative book chapters and two books. In addition, she has delivered multiple presentations at national and international meetings, is currently a member of several professional societies and reviews manuscripts for multiple scientific journals.

David A. Lindley, D.O.

Dr. Lindley is board certified and fellowship trained in Pain Management. Dr. Lindley graduated from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. He works in Mineral Wells, TX and specializes in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

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