Intracept spinal nerve abalation
Anyone had this done?
Darn I created a whole new post moments ago and lost it. ITS my last hope. Spine doc says results are 50-50%. News feed says about 79% receive relief after about 10 days averaging 6-12 months of of pain freedom. I do well with 2-3 x year spinal epidural lasting few days to a little over a month, then bam…back in the mega low back path using opioids.. I,m a senior who cannot walk with walker without
3-4 hrs of Norco pain relief . Am caregiver for my 84 yr old hubby who needs a laminectomy. He Is afraid to have surgery and has PAD pain.
Anyone out there who can share experiences with Intracept spinal nerve abalation??
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Correction: Intracept radio frequency nerve abalation inside the offending disc.
Hi. Going to see my spine and neurologist Dr. This morning to discuss having the INTRACEPT abalation surgery on one of my discs. Has 50 to 79% positive results. Pls, any ONE out there know of this procedure and your results?
I am also considering the Intracept procedure, after having tried many other alternative treatments.
Has anyone had this procedure? I would like to hear about your results, as well as, what other treatments you had prior to the Intracept.
I might have ablation or epidural soon to deaden the nerves in the legs. I will let you know after I see the neuromuscular doctor in March. I’m not sure what intranet is. I only heard her say ablation and something before that. I hope you are helped.
I posted previously, seeking any feedback regarding experience, with the Intracept procedure.
Has anyone had the procedure, and if so, please tell me your overall response.
I began having back pain, in my teens. I am now 50, and have had multiple epidurals and injections, over the years, and have recently have medial branch nerve ablations at L4-5, L5-S1. Relief has been minimal. I have been in and out of PT, and continue the recommended exercises at home. I have tried massage therapy, tens unit, oral meds, topical meds, dry needling, and probably some other treatments I can’t recall at the moment. I have advanced osteoporosis, and recently diagnosed with seronegative RA, after being screened 4 other times, over the last 25 years, and told I was negative, because of the negative bloodwork. I am undergoing treatment for both, and seeing some improvement.
I also have HSD, hypermobility spectrum disorder.
Due to my HSD, as well as my osteoporosis, I am not the best candidate for a fusion.
My low back pain, can be quite debilitating. The Intracept procedure sounds promising, but I was really hoping to hear from some individuals that have actually gone through it. My insurance has approved it, after appealing the initial denial.
I have not yet scheduled a procedure date.
Anyone have any feedback?
Have you received any feedback on the Intracept procedure?
I had the spinal ablation. After 2 trials to see if it'd work for me, I did the procedure. IT HURT LIKE HELL!! I have fibromyalgia; so pain is magnified. AND, much to my disappointment, going through the pain did NOTHING to releive my pain. So, today, I'm 12 days post-op from a VERTIFLEX procedure. AGAIN, IT HURT LIKE HELL!! and not sure yet if it was successful. Still have pain; but have another followup appt in a couple of days. Will post an update.
Do u now anything about otherprepsis
I’m sorry to hear this, a procedure I suppose Medicare expects patients to have before orher surgeries?? I hope your pain is manageable & recuperation is quick. More hugs, you’re brave my friend.
The ablation doesnt need to hurt much. Make sure that you are having it under real anethethic and that the Doctor understands that you dont want to feel it.
My first one was misery! I changed Doctors and I havent felt one since.