Chronic low back pain is the most prevalent and expensive nonlethal medical condition in the US. It is responsible for sending millions of patients to their doctors for treatment every year. When conservative remedies fail to relieve pain, many patients are faced with an unsettling future – escalating use of pain medications, major spine surgery, or continued suffering.
WHAT CAUSES CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN?
Although chronic low back pain has many causes, it is believed that one of the key contributing factors is the basivertebral nerve. The basivertebral nerve is a pain-sensing nerve that is embedded within the bones of the spine, called vertebrae. This nerve branches to the surfaces of the vertebrae, exposing it to the everyday movements and stresses placed on the spine.
Over time, accumulated stress on the vertebrae can put pressure against this exposed nerve, causing severe low back pain – even during normal, everyday movement. The pain triggered by this nerve may force sufferers to avoid a variety of activities, taking a substantial toll on overall quality of life.
If chronic low back pain is interfering with your quality of life, you may be a candidate for the INTRACEPT Clinical Study. The Study is evaluating the Intracept Procedure – a minimally invasive procedure for the relief of chronic low back pain.
To see if you might qualify for the INTRACEPT Clinical Study, please take a moment to complete the pre-screening questionnaire.