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INTRACEPT – New Procedure For Chronic Back Pain

Posted on May 23, 2022

Dr. Jonathan Daitch of Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists is pleased to announce the newest addition of advanced pain relief options: Relievant Intracept®.

This minimally-invasive, non-implant procedure safely blocks pain signals that are causing chronic back pain. The Intracept® procedure is excellent for adults who desire effective, long-term relief after conservative measures have fallen short.

Adults who live with constant back pain often forget how significantly their pain dominates their lives. This chronic pain can interfere with the ability to perform day-to-day tasks as well as one’s quality of sleep.

Once the pain is gone, people are able to resume a more active lifestyle that is markedly improved. Intracept can be an appropriate solution that helps patients avoid open surgery.

Board Certified physician Dr. Ivan Samcam, also with Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists, explains, “When conservative measures fail to give sufficient relief or require frequent treatment, long-term relief may be possible with Intracept.”

High level research shows this procedure can provide excellent, lasting relief for at least five years, and likely much longer. This is because the nerve, once ablated, does not grow back after radiofrequency heat lesioning.

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed in less than an hour at Park Center for Procedures, the APMSS outpatient surgery center located on the facility’s first floor.

During the procedure, the patient is comfortably sedated in a “twilight sleep” state. Using fluoroscopic imaging, a curved thread is inserted that targets the irritated nerve inside the affected vertebra. Through a controlled heating process, the pain signal is turned off.

Many patients return home with noticeably less pain. The majority of patients experience significant pain relief within the first 2-6 weeks.

Dr. Daitch and Dr. Ivan Samcam are specifically trained in the Intracept procedure. For patients who are candidates, they will explain the procedure and discuss potential results.

Dr. Daitch founded APMSS in 2001 to provide Southwest Florida with some of the nation’s most advanced methods in pain relief for people wanting to avoid or delay surgery.

Dr. Daitch adds, “The doctors and staff at APMSS believe the relationships formed with patients have a role in helping each to achieve a life in comfort. Fairly quickly, patients realize that every member of our team strive to do all they can to restore each to a positive quality of life.”

If your low back pain has not responded to injections and MRI imaging indicates specific cause, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Call 239-437-8000 or visit

8255 College Parkway, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Located in South Fort Myers on College Parkway between Winkler Road and Whiskey Creek Parkway