One of the First to Offer Breakthrough Treatment for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
The Intracept® Procedure – minimally invasive procedure that is clinically proven to relieve chronic low back pain.
Bradenton, FL – August 25th, 2021 – The Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine announced today that they are among the first in our area to offer an innovative approach to provide relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP).
The treatment known as Intracept® Procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure which targets a nerve located in the bones of the spine (vertebrae). During the procedure, recently performed at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Dr. Fabian Ramos advanced a specialized probe into the vertebrae and used radiofrequency energy (heat) to disable the nerve, rendering it unable to transmit pain signals. Intracept takes approximately 60-90 minutes and is implant-free.
The Intracept Procedure is supported by multiple clinical studies, including two Level I randomized controlled trials and five-year data showing patient outcomes last long-term. Key findings include:
- Statistically significant improvements in function and pain vs sham and standard care1,2
- Improvements post-procedure are durable, lasting more than five years post-treatment3
- Significant decrease in the number of patients using opioids or injections long-term3
- Nearly 80% of patients indicated they would have the procedure again for the same condition3
“We are excited to be able to offer this treatment option for patients who suffer from chronic low back pain and look forward to continued close collaboration with Lakewood Ranch Medical Center” said Dr. Fabian Ramos, Interventional Pain Specialist, and Medical Director at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine.
The indicated patient for the Intracept Procedure has chronic low back pain of at least six months duration, has not responded to at least six months of conservative care, and presents with degenerative endplate changes consistent with Type 1 or Type 2 Modic changes at L3 through S1 on an MRI. To find out if you are a candidate for Intracept, call the Ramos Center at 941-708-9555 or visit their website for more information, www.RamosCenter.com.
About the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine
Founded over 20 years ago by Dr. Fabian A. Ramos, DABA, DABPM, DABIPP, FIPP the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine opened its Bradenton doors in January of 2000. Dr. Ramos and his team of skilled Providers and Staff a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment options to relieve their patients’ chronic pain that include Medical and Interventional procedures, Cognitive Behavioral and Hypnotherapy, and Physical Therapy. Dr. Ramos saw the need to expand his multi-modality approach to treating chronic pain and in 2005, the Ramos Center opened a second office location in Sarasota, FL, followed by a third office location in Venice, FL in January of 2019. In January of 2021, they continued their southern expansion opening a fourth office in Englewood, FL and a fifth office in Port Charlotte, FL.