Announcing New Procedure: Intracept from Relievant Now Available in North Scottsdale.

Suffering from chronic, vertebrogenic lower back pain can now be addressed through a new procedure not performed by many doctors in North Scottsdale. Summa Pain Care in North Scottsdale is pleased to announce that Intracept from Relievant is now offered to our clients. This is a minimally invasive, FDA approved procedure that targets the basivertebral nerve with the goal of relieving your chronic lower back pain.

If you have been suffering from lower back pain and conservative measures are no longer (or have never been) working for you, this could be a new treatment option. Learn all about Intracept from Relievant and what it could mean for your future.

What is Intracept from Relievant?

Intracept is a privately owned, medical device company located in Minneapolis, MN. They have spent two decades researching and developing the Intracept procedure. This clinically proven procedure is designed to target your vertebral endplate.

Oftentimes, chronic lower back pain is thought to have been derived from your intervertebral discs. When discs were targeted and treated, it still did not yield results that resolved the pain. Vertebral endplates have now been researched and determined to be a cause of lower back pain.

Is Intracept From Relievant Effective?

Relievant recently released data from a 5-year study of patients that received long-term clinical benefits from this procedure. The data proves that the results are effective for many patients. Direct from their website, Relievant reported the following:

  • Nearly half of patients (47%) reported 75% or greater reduction in pain; more than a third (34%) reported complete pain resolution
  • 75% of patients demonstrated both a >15-point ODI improvement and >2-point VAS improvement
  • 73% reduction in active opioid use, defined as taking an opioid at least once per week
  • 93% reduction in injections compared to baseline
  • High patient satisfaction with the procedure
    • 79% indicated they would have the procedure again for the same condition
    • 65% had resumed the level of activity they enjoyed prior to low back pain

How Does the Intracept Procedure Work?

The basic idea behind the Intracept procedure includes using fluoroscopic guidance to maneuver a cannula through the pedicle of your vertebrae. The cannula will make a channel or a path to your basivertebral nerve. Next, an Intracept Radiofrequency Probe is inserted through the channel. This then allows the Relievant Radiofrequency Generator to ablate your nerve.

What Are the Benefits of Intracept From Relievant?

While this procedure is new and not many doctors in North Scottsdale are offering this to their clients, the benefits are truly amazing. Many people are reducing their need for painkillers and finding that most, if not all, of their chronic lower back pain has resolved. Other benefits of Intracept from Relievant include:

  • A new treatment option if you have not responded well to other, conservative measures or therapy.
  • It is minimally invasive and can be done as an outpatient procedure. 
  • There is no implant.
  • The structure of your spine will be fully preserved.
  • Relief of lower chronic back pain awaits you.

Why Choose Summa Pain in North Scottsdale for the Intracept Procedure by Relievant?

Trust and experience is what you can expect when you walk through the doors at Summa Pain Care in North Scottsdale. The physicians at Summa Pain Care work non-stop to stay up-to-date on the latest procedures and approaches to pain medicine. They are happy to discuss your treatment options and see if Intracept might be part of your new treatment plan. When you are ready to tackle your chronic lower back pain, Summa Pain Care is waiting to help.

Final Thoughts

The new procedure called Intracept from Relievant is now available to patients at Summa Pain Care in North Scottsdale. This could be the treatment option that cures or reduces your chronic lower back pain. If you have ever dreamed about being pain free or reducing the amount of medications you take, this could be the treatment option you are looking for. The best part is that it is minimally invasive and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

For more information, contact Summa Pain care at (480) 786-1771. We are located at 21803 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. There are additional locations in Peoria and Phoenix.

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