Intracept® for Chronic Low Back Pain: Eric’s Story

At age 18, Eric VanHoozier began experiencing severe back pain. He was a catcher for his baseball team, and Eric’s doctor thought he probably was experiencing growing pains or the soreness that can develop as a result of playing sports.

Eric lived with that pain his entire adult life – until he learned about the Intracept® Procedure. Then his life changed.

Intracept is an outpatient, minimally invasive procedure that may be an option for certain patients with chronic low back pain. After Eric underwent the procedure – which was performed by Dr. Theodore Koreckij, spine surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics – he couldn’t believe the difference in how he felt after almost 30 years of low back pain.

Watch Eric talk about the Intracept Procedure and how it has given him his life back:

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About Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high-quality orthopedic care. Our patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With two convenient locations in Leawood and Kansas City, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.


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