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Intracept® Specialist

Serving Hinsdale, Chicago, & Calumet City, IL 

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic low back pain. If a patient doesn’t respond well to non-surgical treatment methods, traditional thinking is that spinal fusion is the last option. Fortunately, the Intracept® Procedure could bring some potential relief for their chronic low back pain.

What Is the Intracept® Procedure? 

Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists offers this outpatient, minimally invasive procedure which targets the basivertebral nerve located in the spine.

What Happens During Intracept® and How Does It Resolve Lower Back Pain? 

An Intracept® probe is placed into the vertebrae through a small incision in the back.Once the probe is at the basivertebral nerve, radiofrequency energy disables the nerve, which is also known as basivertebral nerve ablation.

The basivertebral nerve is partially responsible for chronic lower back pain. The probe burns that nerve, blocking the pain signals before they can reach the end plates of the vertebrae where there is chronic lower back pain.

Is the Intracept® Procedure Right For Me? 

The Intracept® procedure provides options for individuals who have not responded well to conventional treatment therapy for their lower back pain. This treatment is minimally invasive, it is implant-free, and allows the patient to keep the existing structure of their spine. This procedure provides durable relief of chronic lower back pain. 

Intracept® could potentially be a good treatment for those who suffer lower back pain because it was recently FDA approved. It received good results during its trial period and is now available at pain management centers like Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists. The Intracept® procedure could be a good fit for you if you are:

  • Have vertebrogenic pain, degenerative disc disease, or discogenic pain.
  • Suffer from muscle or ligament strains. 
  • Have herniated discs.
  • Are experiencing facet joint dysfunction. 
  • Suffer from osteoarthritis, trauma, compression fractures, SCI joint dysfunction, or have other lower back issues. 

How Long Does the Intracept® Procedure Take? 

Since Intracept® is a minimally invasive treatment, it does not require a long time while at Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists. On average, the procedure takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

Meet Your Provider

NeeRAJ Jain, MD

Pain Care Specialist

Find One Of Our Pain Care Clinics Near You


1301 E 47th St Building 2,
Chicago, IL 60653


2845 N Sheridan Blvd Ste 910,
Chicago, IL 60657


908 N Elm St Ste 301,
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Why Pinnacle Pain Management?

As a leader in Pain Management care in the Chicagoland area, Pinnacle Pain Management, we use state-of-the-art pain treatments to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we believe in treating the whole person and permanent relief to improve your everyday life. Among some of the other top reasons to choose Pinnacle Pain Management includes:

Trusted Leader

Dr. Jain's experience, including serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.

Top Doctor

Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a  Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.

Newest Treatments

Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.