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What kind of pain does Intracept treat? Intracept treats low back pain caused by inflammation in the vertebrae


How does it work? The Intracept Procedure targets the basivertebral nerve within the vertebrae. By applying heat to the nerve you can make it incapable of transmitting pain.


Historically, intervertebral discs have been the presumed source of most chronic low back pain. However, treatments focused on the disc have not produced the desired success rates and did not correlate with disc degeneration on MR imaging or on discography results. Recent research has concluded that vertebral body endplates are a significant source of chronic low back pain.

Key Benefits of Intracept

  • Provides a treatment option for patients who have not responded to conservative therapy

  • Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure

  • Implant-free and preserves the structure of the spine

  • Provides durable relief of chronic vertebrogenic low back pain

  • Covered by most insurance


Patient Selection

  • Chronic Low Back Pain of at least 6 months

  • Failed at least 6 months of conservative care

  • Type 1 or Type 2 Modic changes on an MRI

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