Intracept Procedure

minimally invasive, outpatient procedure

The Intracept Procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for patients with vertebrogenic pain. The procedure targets a specific nerve within the vertebra called the basivertebral nerve and has been shown to improve function and relieve pain long-term. The procedure is implant-free, preserving future treatment options for other spine conditions.

what the Procedure involves

  • Step One: Access the Pedicle
    Under fluoroscopic guidance, the Intracept® Introducer Cannula Assembly is advanced through the pedicle.

  • Step Two: Create the Channel
    The Intracept® Curved Cannula Assembly is used to create a channel to the trunk of the basivertebral nerve.

  • Step Three: Place the RF Probe
    The Intracept® RF Probe is inserted into the curved path and placed at the trunk of the basivertebral nerve.

  • Step Four: Ablate the BVN
    The Intracept® RF Generator is used to deliver radiofrequency energy that ablates the basivertebral nerve.

The innovations powering the procedure

The Intracept® System enables a physician to effectively target and ablate the basivertebral nerve to provide relief of vertebrogenic chronic lower back pain (CLBP). The Intracept System includes purpose-built Intracept® Access Instruments for creating a path to the basivertebral nerve (BVN), proprietary radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology for effectively ablating the BVN, and comprehensive training and case support.
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For Questions

First State Spine is committed to helping patients make the proper decision about treatment options. Any questions regarding the above information, please call 302-451-9991 to discuss.