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Cryoneurolysis

Cryoneurolysis is a procedure that involves "freezing" damaged nerves to relieve pain. A special probe is carefully guided to the specific nerves that are causing the pain and discomfort. Once the placement of the probe is correct the tip of the probe is cooled to temperatures between -50 C and -70 C. The freezing temperature of the probe causes the surrounding tissue to absorb heat, which breaks up the outer core of the nerve while the wall of the nerve remains intact. This reduces or eliminates the pain and allows damaged nerves to grow as healthy nerves.