The Intracept Procedure
Vertebral endplates – found on either side of the disc – can become damaged over time, causing inflammation and back pain. The basivertebral nerve (BVN), found within the vertebrae, carries these back pain signals from the inflamed endplates to the brain.
The Intracept Procedure is a minimally invasive, same-day procedure performed in an outpatient surgery center. Unlike some major surgeries, the Intracept Procedure is implant-free and preserves the overall structure of the spine. The Intracept Procedure involves heating the basivertebral nerve with a radiofrequency probe to stop it from sending pain signals to the brain. Patients are under anesthesia, and the procedure generally lasts an hour. Different from other nerves in the body that regenerate, the BVN has not shown an ability to grow back as a pain-transmitting nerve following the Intracept Procedure.
Our team of physicians use a variety of surgical and non-surgical options in an effort to provide patients with the very best treatment for their unique pain conditions.
We provide holistic relief for a variety of pain conditions with the primary goal not to simply minimize pain and discomfort, but to provide a better quality of life.