Patient's Information

Age: 60s
Gender: Female

Conditions and Symptoms


Patient's Condition

Although she had been aware of lower back pain now and then, it did not interfere with her daily activities, until three years ago, neuralgia appeared. Recently the pain started increasing with every step every time she started walking, so she decided to pay us a visit.

The MRI examination of the lower back revealed the collapsed intervertebral discs. Deformation indicated disc herniation and spice stenosis. The leg nerves were probably compressed, resulting in inflammation that caused the symptoms.


Treatment Content

Discseel Procedure (DST)

Treatment was performed on four intervertebral disc locations (L2/L3, L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1) aiming to improve the neuralgia.

The patient was quite nervous so he decided that it would be better, to perform the Discseel Procedure (DST) under sedation, and the treatment began after the patient fell asleep.

We utilized both straight and U-shaped Tuohy needles for the treatment to accommodate the deformation of the lumbar vertebrae.

The video shows the examinations on the intervertebral discs. Following this, intervertebral disc treatment will be performed.

The photos show the before and after treatment conditions of the lumbar vertebrae. The right side represents the pre-treatment condition, while the left side shows the post-treatment result. The treatment duration was approximately 18 minutes. The patient woke up approximately one minute after the treatment was completed.


A Message from the Clinic`s Director

Yesterday, on Sunday, I exerted myself while weeding in my backyard, resulting in a rash on my left hand and a cut on my left ring finger. Today, I'm experiencing some pain. Although our clinic is located in the central area near Shin-Osaka Station, my home is in Nara. I have always enjoyed working with soil, and I take pleasure in tending to my garden. I openly declare my dream of living a self-sufficient life in the countryside. However, since I have no experience working on a farm, I need to be cautious when it comes to gardening.

About the Author

Author: Clinic Director Dr. Ysuyuki Nonaka

Clinic Director Dr. Yasuyuki Nonaka

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.

Achievement:5,034 Cases
2018.Jun. - 2023.Aug.