Boston Scientific to Present Key Data at the 2024 American Society of Pain & Neuroscience Conference

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 8, 2024 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the company’s clinical data will be featured at the sixth annual American Society of Pain & Neuroscience (ASPN) conference, which will be held in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 11-14, 2024. A total of 15 abstracts and posters will be presented, including a study of five-year pooled data for the Intracept™ Procedure System that measures outcomes across three clinical trials.

The Intracept procedure system includes the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared devices for the treatment of vertebrogenic low back pain, a distinct type of pain caused by damage to vertebral endplates, which interface between the disc and the vertebral body. The pooled data are based on a five-year follow-up study of 249 patients with vertebrogenic pain and treated with the Intracept procedure system. Patient-reported Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and numeric pain scores were compared to baseline. Secondary outcomes measured included numeric pain score quartiles, responder rates, patient satisfaction and healthcare utilization.

Of the 30 million people in the U.S. with chronic low back pain, one in six are likely to have vertebrogenic pain[1] Patients typically have pain in the middle of their low back, which worsens when they bend over, sit for long periods of time, or when they are active. A physician can confirm a patient’s pain is vertebrogenic by observing modic changes, a biomarker seen on standard MRI that indicates inflammation at the vertebral endplate.

"Boston Scientific provides innovative solutions that help patients with chronic pain and neurological conditions get back to their daily lives,” said Ray Baker, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer, Neuromodulation, Boston Scientific. "The data shared at the 2024 ASPN Annual Meeting demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of our entire interventional pain portfolio, including meaningful clinical evidence on lasting relief from vertebrogenic pain.”

Additional data to be presented by Boston Scientific include clinical outcomes on FAST™ Therapy (Fast-Acting Sub-Perception Therapy) with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as well as one-year results from the SOLIS (SCS as an Option for Chronic Low Back and/​or Leg Pain Instead of Surgery) randomized control trial.

Featured Presentations

Poster presentations:

  • Intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation: Five-year outcomes from three long-term follow-up studies, Khalil et al

Oral presentations:

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation for the treatment of vertebrogenic chronic low back pain: Presented by Chris Gilligan, M.D., on Saturday, July 13, from 10:25-10:32 a.m. ET
  • Clinical outcomes using FAST-SCS: Results of a multicenter, observational assessment in the United States: Presented by James North, M.D., on Sunday, July 14, from 9:59-10:06 a.m. ET

For a complete list of Boston Scientific clinical and scientific data presentations at the 2024 ASPN conference, please visit:

About the Boston Scientific Chronic Pain Portfolio

The Boston Scientific portfolio of advanced chronic pain management solutions is designed to deliver lasting relief to improve the quality of life for the millions of people living with pain worldwide. Supported by robust clinical evidence, the comprehensive suite of transformative therapies includes the WaveWriter Alpha™ Spinal Cord Stimulator System, Intracept™ Procedure, Radiofrequency Ablation, and the Vertiflex™ Procedure† to provide safe and effective therapy options that help physicians address the unique needs of their patients.

About Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical technologies that improve the health of patients around the world.  As a global medical technology leader for more than 40 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare.  Our portfolio of devices and therapies helps physicians diagnose and treat complex cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, oncological, neurological and urological diseases and conditions. For more information, visit and connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Intracept Procedure System = Intracept Intraosseous Nerve Ablation System



[1] Hoy D, March L, Brooks P, et al. The global burden of low back pain; estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2014;73:968-974.;The global point prevalence of LBP was 9.4% (95% CI 9.0 to 9.8), (333M U.S. pop * 9.4% = 31M); Lorio et al. International Journal of Spine Surgery December 2022, 16 (6) 1084-1094; DOI:;; estimated that 15% of CLBP patients suffer from primary vertebrogenic pain.