Basivertebral nerve ablation also know as the Intracept Block is a minimally invasive medical treatment. It is specifically designed to target and alleviate chronic lower back pain caused by chronic low back pain (CLBP) originating from the basivertebral nerve.

How It Works

During the procedure, an ASCPM practitioner uses a special device to access the basivertebral nerve through a small incision in the back. The device delivers thermal energy to the nerve, disrupting its pain signals and providing relief. By targeting the basivertebral nerve associated with chronic low back pain, the procedure aims to offer long-term pain relief and improve patients’ quality of life.

The Benefits

This procedure provides several benefits for individuals suffering from chronic low back pain. By precisely targeting the basivertebral nerve, it offers pain relief and the potential for long-term improvement in functionality and comfort.

Procedure Details

The procedure is typically performed under anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort throughout. Imaging techniques such as X-rays or fluoroscopy guide the device to the precise location, enhancing accuracy. Consulting with a healthcare professional is essential to determine the suitability of this procedure for one’s specific condition. By discussing potential risks and benefits with a medical expert, individuals can make informed decisions regarding their treatment plan.