Doctors are now evaluating a minimally invasive procedure designed for the relief of chronic low back pain. The procedure is called Intracept, and is currently being offered, at no cost, as part of the INTRACEPT Clinical Study.
During the Intracept Procedure, doctors make a small (3-5mm) incision in the lower back. Following this, a specialized probe is advanced into the vertebrae and positioned at the precise location of the pain-sensing, basivertebral nerve. Once positioned, the Intracept probe uses radiofrequency energy (heat) to disable the basivertebral nerve, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals.
Intracept probe advanced into vertebrae and positioned at the basivertebral nerve
Radiofrequency energy (heat) delivered to the nerve
The nerve is disabled, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals
Intended Benefits of the Intracept Procedure
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Performed as an outpatient procedure
- Provides relief of chronic low back pain
- Allows return to normal activities
Watch the Intracept Procedure Here
To see if you might qualify for the INTRACEPT Clinical Study, please take a moment to complete the pre-screening questionnaire.
Indications and Risks
The Intracept Intraosseous Nerve Ablation System is intended to be used in conjunction with radiofrequency (RF) generators for the ablation of basivertebral nerves of the L3 through S1 vertebrae for the relief of chronic low back pain of at least six months duration that has not responded to at least six months of conservative care, and is also accompanied by either Type 1 or Type 2 Modic changes on an MRI.
The information provided by Relievant Medsystems, Inc. is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The Intracept Procedure, as with any surgical procedure, has risks that should be discussed with your medical professional.