Find Lasting Relief From Back Pain With Intracept

Are you living with chronic back pain? If so, you know all too well that it can interfere with everything from your everyday tasks to your ability to sleep at night.

And if you’ve tried lifestyle modifications, pain medication, physical therapy, and all of the other popular treatment options without getting relief, it’s easy to feel as though you’re out of options.

We may have good news for you. The Intracept procedure could deliver the lasting relief you’re seeking. Eric Fanaee, MD, offers this unique, minimally invasive procedure that destroys pain at the source to improve your comfort, mobility, and quality of life.

The basics of the Intracept procedure

Intracept is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved treatment that targets chronic low back pain originating from the basivertebral nerve. This nerve, which rests inside your vertebral bones, can be a significant source of pain for some people with degenerative disc disease.

Unlike traditional treatments that focus on masking pain symptoms, the Intracept procedure addresses the underlying cause of your chronic back pain. It treats your basivertebral nerve directly, disrupting its ability to transmit pain signals, and it aims to provide long-lasting relief and improve your overall quality of life.

The benefits of the Intracept procedure

When it comes to addressing chronic low back pain, Intracept offers some incredible benefits. It’s a minimally invasive approach, which means smaller incisions, reduced postoperative pain, and faster recovery times than traditional surgical treatments.

Intracept selectively targets your basivertebral nerve, tackling the root cause rather than simply masking symptoms. Treatment helps preserve the integrity of surrounding spinal structures, effectively minimizing the risk of complications and maximizing the likelihood of successful outcomes.

The procedure can provide significant and sustained pain relief for patients with certain types of chronic low back pain. It can reduce your need for pain medication and other treatments, and it can help restore function, mobility, and a better overall quality of life.

How the Intracept procedure works

Dr. Fanaee performs the Intracept procedure while you’re under local anesthesia, and it typically takes less than an hour to complete. Here's a step-by-step overview of the process:

1. Pre-procedure evaluation

Before recommending Intracept, Dr. Fanaee evaluates your symptoms, overall health, and medical history. This evaluation may include imaging studies like MRI or CT scans to identify the source of your back pain and confirm that you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

2. Accessing your basivertebral nerve

During the procedure, Dr. Fanaee uses fluoroscopic guidance to access the affected vertebral bone through a small incision in your skin. Fluoroscopy allows him to place the treatment device precisely, while minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues.

3. Thermal ablation

Once the device is positioned, Dr. Fanaee sends thermal energy to your basivertebral nerve using radiofrequency ablation. This controlled heat application targets the nerve fibers responsible for transmitting pain signals, effectively disrupting their function without damaging nearby tissues.

4. Recovery after Intracept

Intracept is an outpatient procedure, which means you go home the same day after we monitor you in a recovery room for a short period of time. Some people may experience mild discomfort or soreness at the treatment site, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few days.

Chronic low back pain can have a profound impact on your physical, emotional, and social well-being. And if the treatments you’ve tried in the past have left you with lingering pain, the Intracept procedure could offer a promising solution.

Book an Intracept consultation with Dr. Fanaee to learn more and find out if you could be a good candidate. Call us at 631-265-2020 or request an appointment online today. With offices in Bethpage, Smithtown, and West Islip, New York, we’re here to make quality care convenient for you.

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