Local Physician Becomes First Ever to Perform Intracept Procedure in Tennessee

December 26, 2019

A local physician, Dr. William Newton, recently performed the first Intracept procedure in Tennessee, in which he blocked pain signals being transmitted from the basivetebral nerve for the relief of chronic vertebrogenic lower back pain. The procedure was performed at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester, TN. 

“We are grateful to Dr. Newton and the surgical services team here at STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee for providing this new state of the art CLBP treatment option to our community,” said Cliff Wilson, CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee.  “What an honor it is to be part of medical history in Tennessee.”

William J. L. Newton, DO, is a board-certified physician with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. Dr. Newton is a valuable part of the team at the Interventional Spine and Pain Center in Manchester and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg.  The system has 382 licensed beds, more than 300 affiliated physicians, 1,250 employees, and serves more than 160,000 people in rural communities in the region.  The Winchester campus provides inpatient and outpatient services to Franklin County and the surrounding area at its 131-bed acute care facility and physician practices. For more information, visit http://southerntennessee.com.