The Procedure

The Intracept ®Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the basivertebral nerve for the relief of chronic vertebrogenic low back pain.

1. Access the pedicle
Under fluoroscopic guidance, the Intracept Introducer Cannula is advanced through the pedicle.

2. Create the channel
The Intracept Curved Cannula is utilized to create a channel to the trunk of the basivertebral nerve.

3. Place the RF Probe
The Intracept Radiofrequency Probe is inserted into the curved path and placed at the basivertebral nerve.

4. Ablate the BVN
The Relievant Radiofrequency Generator is utilized to ablate the basivertebral nerve.

Key Benefits

  • Provides a treatment option for patients who have not responded to conservative therapy
  • Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure
  • Implant-free and preserves the structure of the spine
  • Provides durable relief of chronic vertebrogenic low back pain

Patient Selection

  • Chronic Low Back Pain of at least 6 months
  • Not responded to at least 6 months of conservative care
  • Type 1 or Type 2 Modic changes on an MRI

Modic Type 1:
Hypointense T1W and Hyperintense T2W MR

Modic Type 2:
Hyperintense T1W and T2W MR