The Intracept® Procedure: Your Solution to Chronic Lower Back Pain

Do you struggle with lower back pain that has lasted more than six months?

Chronic lower back pain is not just a physical ailment, it’s a daily struggle that affects your mood, your relationships, and your ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Whether it’s the result of an injury, degenerative condition, or simply the wear and tear that comes with living life, the constant ache in your back can cast a shadow over everything you do.

At OrthoUnited, we understand the impact that chronic back pain can have on your life, and we’re dedicated to helping you find lasting relief. One of the ways we can help you overcome chronic lower back pain is with our newest cutting-edge surgery, the Intracept® Procedure.

Learn more about this innovative procedure for pain management.

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Why OrthoUnited?

At OrthoUnited, we seek the most advanced, innovative treatments to help you live a more comfortable life. One of our newest and most exciting offerings is the Intracept Procedure, a game-changer for those suffering from chronic low back pain.

This Dr. Meghan Nein, one of our experienced surgeons who specializes in chronic pain management. OrthoUnited is currently the only practice within an 40-mile radius that is offering this procedure, and we’re proud to be a pioneer on this front.

“With the Intracept Procedure, we are embarking on a paradigm shift in the treatment and diagnosis of vertebrogenic pain,” said Meghan Nein, MD. “Not only is the procedure proven to be safe and durable but it also provides patients with the opportunity to get back to living without the burden of chronic low back pain.”

What Is the Intracept Procedure?

The Intracept Procedure

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The Intracept procedure is a minimally invasive treatment designed specifically for vertebrogenic pain.

Of the 30 million people in the U.S. with chronic low back pain, one in six are likely to have vertebrogenic pain, a distinct type of CLBP caused by damage to vertebral endplates, the interface between the disc and the vertebral body in the spine.

If you’ve tried medications, injections, and physical therapy without success, the Intracept Procedure might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

Using radiofrequency energy, the procedure targets and disrupts pain signals from the basivertebral nerve inside the vertebrae.

By stopping these signals from reaching your brain, the Intracept Procedure can offer long-term relief from chronic back pain.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The procedure is straightforward and typically performed as an outpatient service, meaning you can go home the same day.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Preparation: You’ll be under general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure.
  • Procedure Time: The entire process takes about 60-90 minutes.
  • Recovery: Most patients recover within one to two weeks and can return to work or school in just a few days.

Post-Surgery Results

As mentioned, it doesn’t take long to recover from this minimally invasive surgery. However, perhaps the most promising thing about the Intracept Procedure is its long-term results.

Studies have shown that the majority of patients experience significant pain relief following the procedure, with many reporting a 75% improvement or more.

It gets even better.

For a substantial number of patients, the relief is not just temporary. They remain pain-free even five years after the procedure.

In short, the Intracept Procedure is a solution for back pain that delivers lasting results.

Is the Intracept Procedure Right for You?

While the Intracept Procedure holds promise for many, it’s not the ideal solution for everyone.

Factors such as the specific cause of your back pain, your overall health, and previous treatments will all play a role in determining whether the Intracept Procedure is the right option for you.

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nein at OrthoUnited. She can offer you professional guidance and determine the best course of action for your pain management.

“What Happens If I’m Not Eligible?”

If you don’t qualify for the Intracept procedure, don’t worry – you’re not out of options.

We can refer you to our other pain management specialists. Our team of physicians can provide you with alternative surgical or non-surgical pain management solutions.

Our team at OrthoUnited is committed to finding the right solution for your back pain. We’ll work closely with you to understand your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that offers the relief you deserve.

Are There Side Effects From the Procedure?

As with any medical procedure, it’s natural to have concerns about potential side effects.

For the most part, patients report temporary discomfort or soreness at the site of the procedure, which typically resolves within a few days. In rare cases, more serious complications like infection or nerve damage can occur, though these are very uncommon.

Don’t Let Back Pain Keep You in Life’s Back Seat

Whether you’ve been struggling with back pain for months or even years, there’s hope in the form of the Intracept procedure.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards lasting relief with Intracept at OrthoUnited.

Your journey to a pain-free life starts here.

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