5 Key Benefits of Treating Chronic Back Pain With Intracept®

Persistent low back pain is beyond frustrating. It interferes with your hobbies, your sleep, and your daily responsibilities. And when conservative treatment doesn’t make a difference, it can feel like you’re out of options.

You may not have heard about the Intracept® Procedure, however. This revolutionary minimally invasive treatment for chronic pain could be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Eric Fanaee, MD, specializes in the latest pain management techniques. If you’re living with chronic low back pain, it’s time to learn more about the benefits of radiofrequency ablation and the Intracept Procedure. Here are some of its key benefits.

1. It’s an option when conservative treatments aren’t enough

Low back pain is common, but it’s notoriously tricky to treat. Dr. Fanaee typically starts by prescribing conservative treatment to determine if it makes a difference for you. A few of the most common conservative treatments for low back pain include physical therapy, steroid injections, and prescription medication.

Many people find that a combination of conservative treatments effectively reduces their pain, but you’re not out of options if conservative care isn’t enough. The Intracept Procedure is designed for people who have had chronic low back pain for six months or longer and have exhausted conservative treatment options.

2. It’s minimally invasive

Spine surgery is complex, and it’s normal to be apprehensive if you’re considering it. But thanks to today’s technology, you don’t have to undergo old-fashioned open surgery to treat severe low back pain.

With the Intracept Procedure, Dr. Fanaee makes a single small incision along your spine. He uses a tiny fluoroscope and cannula to access the nerves in your spinal cord, so a long incision isn’t necessary.

Minimally invasive surgery offers a range of benefits compared to traditional open surgery. Smaller incisions are less traumatic. Recovery is faster, and your risk of infection and other complications is much lower.

3. It’s implant-free

Many surgical treatments for back pain rely on implants. These may include structural implants like screws and plates or electrical implants like spinal cord stimulators. Implants can provide pain relief for some people, but they’re not right for everyone.

The Intracept Procedure addresses low back pain with radiofrequency ablation. Dr. Fanaee targets a small part of your basivertebral nerve in your spine, heating it up and stopping pain signals from transmitting to your brain.

4. It’s an outpatient procedure

Because the Intracept Procedure is minimally invasive and implant-free, Dr. Fanaee performs it on an outpatient basis. That means you don’t have to stay in the hospital overnight following the procedure.

The Intracept Procedure takes about 80 minutes on average. Once surgery is complete, you’re moved to a recovery room as your anesthetic wears off. You’re able to go home later the same day.

5. It offers long-lasting relief from chronic low back pain

The Intracept Procedure targets the nerves in your spine that are responsible for sending pain signals to your brain. During surgery, Dr. Fanaee ablates small portions of your basivertebral nerve, permanently stopping those pain signals where they start. It’s a long-lasting solution for certain types of chronic low back pain.

These benefits make the Intracept Procedure a unique and effective solution for many patients. To find out if it could be a good option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fanaee today. Book online, or call for an appointment.

You Might Also Enjoy...

3 Must-Know Treatments for Back Pain

3 Must-Know Treatments for Back Pain

Chronic back pain can erode your happiness and your quality of life — but effective treatment is out there. From targeted injections to innovative surgical techniques, these treatments offer hope and much-needed pain relief.
Tips to Extend Pain Relief From an Epidural

Tips to Extend Pain Relief From an Epidural

Are you thinking about getting an epidural injection for back pain? It’s a popular option that can provide significant, long-lasting relief. And with these tips, you can maximize the relief you experience. Here’s what you need to know.

Find Lasting Relief From Back Pain With Intracept

Back pain can limit your life — and when traditional treatments fail to provide relief, it’s easy to feel like you’re out of options. Sound familiar? It’s time to learn about Intracept, a procedure that could deliver the lasting relief you need.

3 Signs It's Time to Consider Spinal Cord Stimulation

Back pain is common — but if you’ve tried all the standard treatments without relief, you might wonder if you have any other options. Spinal cord stimulation targets pain at the source, and here are three signs that it could be right for you.

Chronic Pain: Symptoms and Causes

Millions of Americans have chronic pain — and the effect it has on your life can be profound. If you’ve noticed pain that isn’t going away, it’s time to learn about the symptoms and possible causes of chronic pain so you can start finding relief.

5 Essential Treatments for Disease States

If you’re in chronic pain, you know how important pain relief treatments are, especially if you don’t yet know the reason behind your pain. Here are five essential treatments that may provide relief for you.