Age: 70 | Gender: Female
Conditions & Symptoms
The patient had been aware of lower back pain for some time, but in recent years, the condition worsened, and started to feel pain while moving. She had previously been diagnosed with spinal canal stenosis at a nearby orthopedic clinic and was under observation for some time but did not experience any improvement. Therefore, she sought consultation at our clinic.
Examination & Test Results
An MRI examination of the lower back revealed that the intervertebral discs from the second lumbar vertebra to the first sacrum were nearly collapsed and deformed. Furthermore, the passage of nerves was narrowing, leading to a diagnosis of spinal canal stenosis.
Discseel Procedure (DST)
The aim of the treatment was to improve the disc function and inflammation around the intervertebral discs in order to alleviate lower back pain. The Discseel Procedure (DST) was performed on four intervertebral discs (L2/L3, L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1).
Since the patient came alone, we started the treatment without using sedatives to allow her to observe the process, so only local anesthesia was administered.
Due to the deformation of the lumbar spine, an NST needle was used, which has a higher hardness, and the flexion angle is also set to be stronger.
Explaining the examination of the intervertebral discs to the patient in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
This is the video of the examination process. The damaged areas were clearly identified and treated. The entire procedure took 19 minutes. The patient returned home to Chiba Prefecture an hour later.
A Message from the Director
July has passed its midpoint, and the Kansai region has welcomed the end of the rainy season. Time seems to be passing so quickly. I believe time is the most precious thing in life. While working and living, I contemplate how to use my time so I can enrich life. Spending time with family is important, as is spending time with friends. I hope to live my life in a way I won't regret.
Yesterday, as my children began their summer vacation, I advised them that perseverance and effort are essential to enriching their lives, whether it be in studying or exercising. However, when they told me that they will do their best playing games, I found myself momentarily lost for words. (LOL)
About the Author
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.
Jun.2018 - Oct.2023