Intracept Procedure

The Intracept® Procedure, developed by Relievant Medsystems, is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for patients with chronic lower back pain originating inside the vertebrae. The procedure targets the basivertebral nerve within the vertebra and has been shown to improve function and relieve pain long-term in patients who have not responded to more conservative treatments.

Using image guidance, the curved hollow Intercept® Introducer is positioned by the surgeon to create a channel to the trunk of the basivertebral nerve. Then the Intracept® probe is inserted into the channel to deliver radiofrequency energy which ablates the nerve.

Offered by Drs. Brian Siegel and Tyson Sloan, the procedure is implant-free and preserves future treatment options for other spine conditions.