Southwest Spine and Pain is excited to offer a new approach to provide relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP).
The new treatment is the Intracept Procedure –a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that targets a nerve located in the bones of the spine (vertebrae). During the procedure, your SWSP provider will advance a specialized probe into the vertebrae and use radiofrequency energy (heat) to disable the nerve, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals. Intracept takes approximately 60-90 minutes and does not involve an implant or change the structure of the spine.
The Intracept Procedure is 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.
Intracept is indicated for patients who have experienced chronic low back pain for at least 6 months and have not responded to at least 6 months of conservative care.