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Coolief Knocks Out Knee Pain Without Surgery

Interventional Pain Management at Lexington Brain & Spine Institute Puts Patients Back on the Move

Knee pain can be debilitating.

Image Courtesy: Coolief

“Knee pain can limit your ability to perform daily activities and have meaningful interaction with your family and friends. You may not be going to work or church, and you can’t exercise,” said Erin Lawson, MD, pain management specialist at Lexington Brain & Spine Institute, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

One way the practice treats knee pain is with Coolief, a cooled radiofrequency, non-surgical, non-narcotic procedure that safely provides minimally invasive, effective pain relief in an outpatient setting with quick recovery time.

As a leader in treating chronic pain with interventional pain management, Lexington Brain & Spine Institute has offered this procedure for more than two years. Coolief was featured in a national news story on NBC Nightly News this week as a state-of-the-art method that’s improving quality of life for many patients.

 

Radiofrequency refers to pulses of electricity, or radio waves. During the cooled radiofrequency procedure, doctors use guided instruments to target the nerves that cause knee pain, leading to pain relief. There is no general anesthesia, and patients can return home shortly after the treatment. The treatment can also help relieve hip pain.

Erin Lawson, MD

FDA approved and covered by many types of insurance, cooled radiofrequency for knee pain is designed for someone who has had knee replacement surgery, but still experiences pain, or someone who is not a candidate for surgery.

“It’s an option for patients who have exhausted all other options,” Dr. Lawson said.

Lexington Brain & Spine Institute offers a multidisciplinary approach with doctors in a variety of specialties to treat and manage chronic painful conditions. The practice has two convenient locations: on the Lexington Medical Center hospital campus in West Columbia and on Rabon Road in Northeast Columbia.

To learn more, visit LexingtonBrainAndSpine.com.

Lexington Medical Center’s Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Erin Lawson of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute is an expert at managing chronic pain with methods including physical therapy, steroid injections and nerve blocks – all that help patients avoid surgery when possible.

In this WLTX interview, she talks about keeping your back and spine healthy through staying fit, maintaining core strength, stretching and avoiding heavy lifting.


For more information on Dr. Lawson and Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com