Cryoablation, also known as “Iovera,” is a medical procedure offered at ASCPM utilized to assist individuals in managing their pain. This technique employs cold temperatures to alleviate discomfort effectively.

How It Works

During cryoablation, a skilled medical professional utilizes a specialized device to generate extremely cold temperatures. This is achieved by utilizing a cold gas passed through a probe, which is carefully positioned near the area of pain. The intense cold from the probe has a distinct effect on the nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals. It essentially “freezes” these nerves, diminishing their ability to send pain signals to the brain. As a result, the individual experiences reduced pain.

The Benefits

Cryoablation offers significant benefits for individuals struggling with pain that proves challenging to manage through other treatments. By temporarily interrupting the transmission of pain messages, it provides relief and an opportunity for the individual to experience improvement in their condition. Additionally, cryoablation is typically performed in a medical setting, ensuring safety and precision. Doctors may utilize tools such as ultrasound or other imaging machines to guide them in targeting the precise location of pain, enhancing the procedure’s effectiveness.

Procedure Details

The cryoablation procedure is commonly conducted in a medical environment, such as a clinic or hospital. After positioning the patient appropriately, the medical professional administers the cold gas through the probe, targeting the affected nerves. Throughout the procedure, doctors may employ techniques like ultrasound to ensure accurate placement and maximize the procedure’s efficacy. Following cryoablation, individuals may experience relief from their pain, allowing them to enjoy an improved quality of life.