Chronic Lower Back Pain

A New Treatment Plan for Chronic Lower Back Pain

When rest, over-the-counter pain medications and other attempts to quell your chronic lower pain cease to work, there is a new treatment option that just might get to the source of your pain. The Intracept Procedure by Relievant is a brand new option for patients at Summa Pain Care.

This is a minimally invasive procedure performed as an outpatient appointment. The goal of the procedure is to address the vertebral endplates in your spine as the source of your chronic lower back pain. Most other procedures focus on your discs instead.

Key Benefits of Intracept From Relievant Include:

  • A new treatment option if other conservative therapies have not produced adequate results.
  • It is minimally invasive and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
  • There is no implant or device to take care of.
  • The structure of your spine will be fully preserved.
  • Relief of lower chronic back pain is a possibility.

How Does the Intracept Procedure Work?

The Intracept procedure is rather simple. In the most basic sense, it uses fluoroscopic guidance to maneuver a cannula through the pedicle of your vertebrae. The cannula will then make a channel or a path to your basivertebral nerve. Next, an Intracept Radiofrequency Probe is inserted through the channel or path that was just created. This then allows the Relievant Radiofrequency Generator to ablate your nerve.

How Will I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

Becoming a patient at Summa Pain Care is your best chance at learning your treatment options for lower chronic back pain. An exam, detailed medical history report and personalized treatment plan will be provided at our facility. Our doctors take time to get to know you and understand your desired outcomes from treatment. Contact us today!