Types of Pain & Treatments
We've compiled helpful information to help you learn more about the types of pain that could be affecting your quality of life daily.
The Intracept Procedure
Find Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain
Comprehensive Spine Pain Center is proud to be one of the earliest adopters of a ground-breaking new treatment option for chronic sufferers of low back pain called the Intracept Procedure. This highly effective, minimally-invasive, outpatient treatment option has been FDA cleared and is clinically proven to provide relief of chronic vertebrogenic low back pain, especially in cases where more conservative methods are not providing relief.
If you experience chronic low back pain, and your current treatment plan is not providing positive results, contact the Comprehensive Spine Pain Center today and ask about the Intracept® Procedure to see if you might be a candidate.
What is the Intracept® Procedure?
The Intracept® Procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that only takes approximately an hour and half to complete. During the procedure, the doctor will utilize specifically designed instruments to reach a nerve within the vertebrae and then use radio frequency energy (heat) to ablate the nerve, which prevents the nerve from sending pain signals.
Other than invasive surgeries, there’s never been anything else to offer patients suffering from debilitating chronic low back pain that have failed conservative therapy. Recent breakthroughs in anatomic and clinical research have concluded that the vertebral body endplates are a significant source of chronic low back pain, and that the pain is transmitted by the basivertebral nerve (BVN) near the center of the vertebral body. The Intracept procedure targets that nerve and blocks it from sending pain signals to the brain. Unlike spinal fusion, total disc replacement, and spinal cord stimulation, the Intracept Procedure is implant-free and preserves the natural structure of the spine. With the Intracept Procedure, we are embarking on a paradigm shift in how we treat chronic low back pain. Contact us today to see if this treatment option is right for you.
How Do I Know If the Intracept Procedure Is Right for Me?
If you have experienced chronic low back pain for more than 6 months and have not received adequate relief through conservative care of at least 6 months, you may be a candidate. Contact us today and our industry-leading physicians will help determine if the Intracept Procedure may be right for you.
What is the recovery time?
Each patient along with their physician determine appropriate recovery time and activities. Most patients that have undergone the Intracept Procedure have been able to resume regular activities within a week or two after the procedure.
Is There Clinical Evidence to Support the Intracept Procedure?
The Intracept Procedure is FDA cleared and supported by 2 Randomized Control Trials with over 350 patients enrolling in the trials. One trial demonstrated a highly significant difference in pain reduction at 3 months for patients that received the Intracept Procedure compared to patients that received standard care (conservative care). In the other trial, patients who received the Intracept Procedure reported a 53% decrease in pain at their 2-year follow up appointments. The significant improvement in pain and function demonstrated by the Intracept Procedure provides clear proof of the effectiveness of this treatment.