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 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 Vice President and General Manager for Avanos's Interventional Pain Management division and most recently was named the first SEMDA MedTech woman of the year. Lisa has over 25 years of healthcare marketing and sales experience. Prior to her current position, Lisa led a team that developed strategic and tactical growth plans for Integrated Healthcare Networks, focusing on selling the entire Kimberly Clark Health Care portfolio.

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