Alternative Treatment Solutions for Chronic Pain Patients

COOLIEF* – A Minimally-Invasive Treatment to Provide Pain Relief

Beginning in the 1990s, efforts to improve treatment of pain resulted in quadrupled rates of opioid prescribing, but failed to adequately take into account opioids’ addictiveness, low therapeutic ratio, and lack of documented effectiveness in the treatment of chronic pain. With the rise of the opioid epidemic, it is imperative to take advantage of innovative pain management solutions for chronic pain, that could reduce or eliminate the practice for prescribing opioids all together.

COOLIEF* Cooled RF is the only currently known thermal radiofrequency system using water-cooled technology to safely deactivate difficult-to-reach target nerves. More importantly, COOLIEF* cooled RF can decrease chronic pain and medication use, improving quality of life and delivering a high degree of treatment satisfaction in patients with chronic knee pain. The video Disrupting the Opioid Epidemic, narrated by Lisa Kudlacz, Vice President and General Manager for Avanos’s Interventional Pain Management division further discusses:

  • The impacts of chronic pain
  • The effects of the rising opioid epidemic
  • The COOLIEF* solution- an interventional pain management treatment

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Lisa Kudlacz

Lisa Kudlacz is the former Vice President and General Manager for the Avanos Interventional Pain Management division. She was responsible for leading and implementing the global vision for the Interventional Pain organization. Lisa was a 2016 Finalist for the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association's Atlanta Woman in Healthcare Leadership Award.

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