The Intracept Procedure for the Relief of Chronic Low Back Pain
The basivertebral nerve (BVN) is a nerve inside the vertebral body. Two decades of research have reported on the existence of the basivertebral nerve and its role in chronic low back pain. The Intracept Procedure is a new, minimally invasive procedure that targets the basivertebral nerve for the relief of chronic low back pain.
Key Benefits of Intracept:
• Provides a treatment option for patients who have not responded to conservative therapy
• Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure
• Implant-free and preserves the structure of the spine
• Provides durable relief of chronic low back pain.
Intracept Procedure Steps:
1. Access the pedicule
Under fluoroscopic guidance, the Intracept Introducer Cannula is advanced through the pedicule
2. Create the channel
The Intracept Curved Cannula is utilized to create a channel to the trunk of the basivertebral nerve
3. Place the RF Probe
The Intracept Radiofrequency Probe is inserted into the curved path and placed at the basivertebral nerve
4. Ablate the BVN
The Relievant Radifrequency Generator is utilized to ablate the basivertebral nerve