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The Intracept® Procedure for Chronic Low Back Pain

Intracept Procedure Steps

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    Step 1

    The intracept probe advanced into vertebrae and positioned at the basivertebral nerve.

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    Step 2

    Radiofrequency energy (heat) is delivered to the nerve.

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    Step 3

    The nerve is disabled, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals.

If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you may be a candidate for the INTRACEPT Procedure.

The study is evaluating the Intracept Procedure – a minimally invasive procedure for the relief of chronic low back pain.

During the procedure, Dr. Nguyen makes 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 basivetebral nerve, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals.

Indications and Risks:

The Intracept Intraosseous Nerve Ablation System in 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 the 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 Dr. Nguyen.