More than 31 million Americans struggle with back pain each year. While many will feel better after over-the-counter medicines, targeted back stretches and rest, others will continue to live with escalating back pain.
The leading causes of chronic back pain include degenerative discs or vertebrogenic pain – nerve pain from the vertebral bones within the spine. If you have chronic back pain that has lasted longer than six months and has not responded to traditional treatments, such as medications and steroid injections, you might be a candidate for the Intracept procedure.
What is the Intracept Procedure?
Intracept is an outpatient procedure that can offer long-term relief to patients with chronic back pain. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the only hospital- based system in the Greater Cincinnati offering this innovative new procedure.