Intracept® is a targeted procedure to relieve vertebrogenic chronic low back pain (CLBP). Patients with chronic low back pain may suffer for many years, trying many therapies to relieve their pain. Historically, patients were often diagnosed with discogenic pain (originating from the disc) – and treated with a course of care that focused on the disc itself.
Research over the past 30 years has shown that for many patients with CLBP, their pain is vertebrogenic (originating within the vertebrae) and not discogenic. Only recently have doctors been able to relieve vertebrogenic CLBP.
In fact, Intracept patients in a recent study reported their improvements in function and pain lasted more than 5 years following the procedure – with over a third of these patients indicating they were totally pain-free at that time.