Formed by the humerus, scapula, and collar bone, and supported by a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, the shoulder is a great joint that allows us to have a wide range of motion while using our arms as an extension of our bodies. However, this great flexibility sometimes is affected either because of overuse syndromes or injuries, leading to different degrees of shoulder pain, a factor that affects nearly 8 million Americans.
Traditional treatment methods include cryotherapy, use of compressive bandages, consumption of anti-inflammatory medication or opioid pain drugs, or the practice of physical therapy and gentle exercise.
However, although a portion of the patients submitted to these therapeutic options improves shoulder pain severity, a big portion still remains unhealed and dealing with severe side effects that aggravate the symptomatology.
Fortunately, these patients can now benefit from the use of a minimally invasive treatment called radiofrequency ablation, which is the base technology of Coolief®, a system that significantly improves the results that come from this therapeutic option.
By placing a probe under your skin and close to the affected nerve that generates the shoulder pain, the radiofrequency ablation technology is capable of reducing nerve functioning by sending a specific signal, interrupting the transmission of pain to the brain. While doing this, Coolief® cools the surrounding tissue, preventing it from being damaged.
Classified as a minimally invasive procedure, radiofrequency ablation through Coolief® makes patients see results within two weeks, with the positive benefits lasting up to 12 months. However, as your body creates new nerve paths, your shoulder pain may return, requiring a professional for further evaluation.
By scheduling an appointment with experts such as Dr. Jeffery Cannella over at Space City Pain Specialists, we can make you return to your daily activities in the shortest possible time through the application of preventative and regenerative care techniques, providing you all the tools that your body needs to heal and be capable of face everything in its way.
For more information about this topic and so much more, contact us at 281-338-4443, if you live around the Webster, TX area, or at 832-695-3478, if you live around the Baytown, TX area. Our team of experts will be available during working hours to answer all your inquiries and support you in your path to wellness.
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