Low back pain is a debilitating and unfortunately common issue that affects most people at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing low back pain, there are multiple potential causes. Perhaps you have strained a muscle, or you may even have a compression fracture.
Causes of Low Back Pain
A common cause of low back pain is arthritis in the joints in your spine. This is often treated successfully with radiofrequency ablations to the nerves that go to the painful, arthritic joints. A similarly common cause of low back is pain from degenerated discs. This is often diagnosed initially with x-rays, but an MRI can give a better idea of how degenerated the disc is.
Intracept: New Treatment for Pain
Fortunately, Valley Pain Consultants offers new treatments for pain due to degenerated discs. This is called a Basivertebral nerve radiofrequency ablation, also known as the Intracept procedure. This is a cutting-edge treatment that has only recently been available due to technological advances. Valley Pain Consultants is one of the few groups in the Phoenix metropolitan area to offer this treatment.
Many people struggle for years with low back pain. They go from doctor to doctor looking for relief. They try multiple rounds of physical therapy, medications, and injections. These treatments may not give relief, and the relief may be short-lived.
Are You a Candidate for Intracept
If you are struggling with low back pain and can’t seem to find a treatment option that works, you may be a candidate for the Intracept procedure. This is a radiofrequency ablation of the nerve that go to the painful disc. It is an out-patient procedure done under conscious sedation at a surgical center. If you have painful degenerated discs, then the Intracept procedure may offer you relief. Make an appointment with Valley Pain Consultants today to learn more.