About NLC

A Message from the Director

NLC Nonaka Lumbago Clinic offers medical treatment with a combined focus on the spinal conditions that cause low back pain.
By introducing advanced treatments from all over the world, we are able to expand the treatment options for patients suffering from back and other spinal diseases, and propose treatment solutions tailored to their symptoms and conditions.
Staying focused on diseases such as disc degeneration and disc herniation that cause spinal canal stenosis and back pain, we provide treatments that are less burdensome for elderly patients, for patients considering reoperation, and those seeking to return to society in a short period of time.

Clinic Director Dr. Ysuyuki Nonaka

Clinic Director Dr. Ysuyuki Nonaka

Physicians Introduction

Rumi Sasayama

Rumi Sasayama

Specialty

Rehabilitation Specialist

Career Summary

2009 Graduated from Kochi University obtaining a doctor's license
2011 Employed at Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital
2013 Employed at Daini Okamoto General Hospital
2014 Employed at Ishikawa Hospital
2018 Employed at ILC International Lumbago Clinic
2021 Currently employed at NLC Nonaka Lumbago Clinic in

Takaki Ishida

Takaki Ishida

Specialty

Japanese Urological Association Specialist

Career Summary

2009 Graduated from Kochi University obtaining a doctor's license
2012 Employed at Kobe City Medical Center West Hospital
2013 Employed at Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital
2014 Employed at Kansai Rosai Hospital
2019 Employed at ILC International Lumbago Clinic
2021 Currently employed at NLC Nonaka Lumbago Clinic where he obtained the license to perform the Discseel® Procedure

About our clinic's back pain treatment

Our clinic provides minimally invasive outpatient treatment options for various spinal disorders such as spinal canal stenosis, disc herniation etc., as an alternative to conventional surgical operations.
We offer only the safest intervertebral disc treatment methods available in Europe and the USA that have medical evidence and proven efficacy reported by the academic societies*. It took us two years and a lot of hard work to bring in the latest treatment methods used overseas, and we are confident that patients from Japan and other Asian countries will be satisfied by the outcome of the treatment at our clinic.
There are five treatment methods that we provide. You can find some useful information about these minimally invasive methods including their history, unique characteristics, indications, and brief comparisons with some conventional surgical methods listed below.

Historical Development of Outpatient Vertebral Disc Treatment

Historical Development of Outpatient Vertebral Disc Treatment
Historical Development of Outpatient Vertebral Disc Treatment

* Nov. 2017 OUTCOME ASSESMENT FOR PERCUTANEUS TREATMENT OF DISC HERNIATION WITH ETHANOL GEL.
* Sept. 2016 TREATMENT OF ANNULAR DISC TEARS AND “LEAKY DISC SYNDROM” WITH FIBRIN SEALANT.

Compatibility Table for Treatments and Conditions We Treat

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Main Treatment Methods Discseel® The PIDT Method(Implant) The PLOT Method(Ozone&Laser) The PODT Method(Ozone) The PLDD Method(Laser) Back Pain Rehabilitation
Disc Herniation -
Spinal Stenosis - - - -
Degenerative Disc Disease - - - -
Spondylolisthesis - - - - -
Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis - - - - -
Spondylolysis - - - - -
Lumbar Vertebrae Instability Symptom - - - - -
Lumbar Scoliosis - - - - -
Muscles, Joints and Ligaments Related Back Pain - - - - -

Treatment Comparison Table, Including Surgery

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Treatment Method Discseel® The PIDT Method(Implant) The PLOT Method(Ozone&Laser) The PODT Method(Ozone) The PLDD Method(Laser) MED(Endoscopic Intervertebral Disc Ablation) Spinal FusionandDecompression
Recurrence Rate
Within 2 Years of Treatment
Extremely low Low High High High High Extremely high
Intervertebral Disc Repair /
Regeneration Results
Yes No No No No No No
Damage to
Intervertebral Discs Post-Treatment
No Slight Yes Slight Yes Yes Yes
Hospitalization Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient Approx. 7 days Approx. 21 days
Necessity for
Regular Hospital Visits
Basically none Basically none Basically none Basically none Basically none Absolutely necessary Absolutely necessary
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