Intracept is a minimally invasive procedure that targets a nerve (the basivertebral nerve) found within the bones of the spine, called vertebrae, for the relief of chronic low back pain. Intracept is an outpatient procedure, which does not involve an implant or change the structure of the spine. Clinical studies have demonstrated nearly immediate relief of patient’s back pain and long-lasting relief.
Access instruments are guided through a small incision to reach the basivertebral nerve. Radiofrequency energy, or heat, then ablates the basivertebral nerve to stop the transmission of pain signals.