DST Treatment of a Patient with Severe Pain in Both Legs Caused by LCS_13.02.2021
Male Patient in His 80's
The patient has been under conservative treatment for an extensive period of time after being diagnosed at a nearby hospital with spine stenosis. Since the current treatment does not relieve the severe pain and numbness in both of his legs, he is open to trying other options with the exception of surgery.
Diagnostic Imaging Results
Sciatic nerve pain and numbness in both legs.
Disc degeneration/ herniation observed at the disc levels of L2 / 3, L3 / 4, L4 / 5, L5 / S. Lumbar canal stenosis associated with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy detected. Decreased disc volume confirmed with suspected damage of the annulus fibrosus.
DST method is most likely to be indicated, although the annulogram test that is part of the treatment will be used for final confirmation. The efficacy rate of the DST method for neuropathic pain in the lower limbs is considered to be about 75%, and for sensory disorders in the lower limbs about 73%.
Spinal canal stenosis
DST method at 4 disc levels.