Improving Patient Safety via Alternative Pain Treatment Methods

Understanding the Benefits of COOLIEF*

Estimates show that chronic pain affects nearly 100 million adults in the United States alone, and that the annual “cost of pain” is in the hundreds of billions of dollars.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nonpharmacologic therapy and nonopioid pharmacologic therapy are preferred for treating chronic pain. This includes the less invasive option such as COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency.

Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Chronic Pain Treatments, written by Dr. Peter Staats, provides insight into COOLIEF*cooled radiofrequency, an alternative pain management solution, by exploring:

  • Patient safety
  • Treatment efficacy
  • Financial considerations

References

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK91497/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK91497.pdf Click Here

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Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA is a board-certified physician specializing in pain medicine. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report for the last decade, noted as being among the top 1% of pain management physicians in the country. He has been acknowledged as one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors from New Jersey Monthly magazine for the past seven years. Dr. Staats was also the recipient of the Outstanding Pain Physician award, a national recognition as selected by his peers in the interventional pain medicine community. He is the author of over 200 articles, abstracts and chapters regarding pain management, and has written several books on the science of pain medicine.

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