Kimberly-Clark (Roswell, Georgia) said its SInergy Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System, has become eligible for reimbursement under a new sacroiliac joint denervation policy adopted by Horizon Healthcare Services (Newark, New Jersey). The policy, which provides coverage for sacroiliac joint denervation for those patients diagnosed with chronic sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, temporarily destroys the nerve endings to the sacroiliac joint.

The SInergy procedure is a minimally-invasive treatment intended to target and treat the pain-generating nerves in the lower back and buttock region that may be responsible for SIJ pain. The treatment can significantly reduce low back pain.

Approximately four out of five adults in the U.S. will experience chronic axial low back pain, and SIJ pain accounts for between 18% and 30%. This number converts to Americans spending at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, making it the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.