Pulsed Radio Frequency
Radio frequency is a proven, safe means of interrupting pain signals that are transmitted through specific nerve supplies. With this technique, an electrode that is inserted through a specially insulated needle, sends a very high radio frequency current. The electrode directs the high radio frequency current to the selected nerve and changes specific pain signals thereby raising the pain threshold level.
To aid in treatment, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the nation to have the Digital Mobile Imaging System. The C-Arm fluoroscopy unit provides detailed real-time digital imaging. Dr. Cohen uses the C-arm unit for exact targeting of selected nerves for diagnostic and radio frequency procedures.