Patient's Information

Age: 80`s
Gender: Male

Conditions and Symptoms


Patient's Condition

Around September of last year, the patient started experiencing lower back pain and sciatica after working with a shovel in the field for several days. The symptoms worsened during activities involving bending at the waist. The patient spent some time under observation while undergoing rehabilitation a nearby orthopedic clinic, but as there was no improvement, he sought treatment at our clinic.

The patient’s MRI scan test of the lumbar spine revealed deformities in multiple intervertebral discs from the second lumbar vertebra L/2 to the sacral bone S1. Reduction in disc thickness of approximately 50% was observed at several disc levels. The passage of the leg nerves was also narrowed, leading to a diagnosis of spinal stenosis.


Treatment Content

Discseel Procedure (DST)

Since inflammation around the intervertebral discs can cause lower back pain and sciatica, the patient underwent contrast dye test and Discseel Procedure (DST) at four disc levels (L2/L3, L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1).

The patient has just entered the treatment room. He has been laid face down, and preparations for the treatment have started.

The needle has been inserted into the intervertebral disc. The patient has been sedated and felt no pain.

After the dye test, the damaged area of the intervertebral disc, that appears dark on the screen, was examined, and treated with Discseel Procedure (DST). The treatment lasted for 19 minutes, and the patient woke up a few minutes after it was over.


A Message from the Clinic`s Director

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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.

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Jun.2018 - Mar.2023