Cooled radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that are causing pain. During the procedure, an electrode is inserted in the area near the irritated nerves. The electrode heats and cools a small area of nerve tissue, decreasing pain signals from that specific area. The cooled radiofrequency can be performed on the back, coccyx or sacrum areas, hips and knees and can provide pain relief for about one year. The degree and length of relief will vary with each patient. Although uncommon, risks may include increased pain, infection and bleeding.