What kind of back surgery did Carson on The Today Show have? Carson, 48, shared his story on TODAY Monday of undergoing a noninvasive procedure called Intracept to address the pain caused by a T12 compression fracture he suffered in his back while working for MTV in Aspen, Colorado, 25 years ago.
What is the intracept procedure? Intracept is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that uses radiofrequency ablation to target and deaden the nerves responsible for vertebrogenic low-back pain. ( Video credit: Relievant Medsystems) Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor or miss days at work.
Who had back surgery on the Today show? Carson Daly has undergone a new procedure to help him heal from the decades of back pain that has negatively affected his life. The TODAY co-host, 48, injured his back in a snowmobile accident while working for MTV in the ’90s and has grappled with increasing pain in the decades since.
Is intracept procedure the same as ablation? RFA and IDET are used to treat back pain stemming from tears or ruptures in the annulus, which is the connective tissue between vertebrae. Intracept, on the other hand, addresses modic changes that stem from degeneration rather than a tear or rupture.