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Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration using the DST Method (Discseel™) 1/7/2019 ④

50s, Female

Inquiry Contents

Patient was diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation 10 years ago. Subsequently diagnosed with degenerative spondylolysis after a recent MRI scan. Symptoms include numbness in the legs and lower back pain.

Diagnostic Imaging Results

Chief Complaint:
Lower back pain, numbness from left hip to limbs. Lower back pain developed following childbirth.
Thereafter, patient tried electrotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatment to alleviate the pain – but it did little to help.
10 years ago, patient began to feel numbness from the lower back to the legs and was diagnosed with L4/5 disc herniation after an MRI scan.
Following that, the symptoms persisted, but according to an MRI scan, the herniation decreased, and the current symptoms were said to be due to disc degeneration.

Diagnosis:
From the X-ray scan; no obvious fractures or spondylolisthesis are observed.
From the MRI scan; Intervertebral disc degeneration and herniation at L4/5 L5/S disc levels, foraminal stenosis on the left side of L2/3. Weak bilateral hip flexion, Manual Muscle Test Grade 4, pain and numbness that increase when standing.

Considered to be suitable for the DST (Discseel™) Treatment at 2 disc levels with an efficacy rate of 80% for lower back pain, 73-75% for neuropathy in lower limbs.

Medical Condition(s): Lumbar disc herniation, intervertebral disc degeneration

Treatment Method

DST Method (Discseel™) at 2 disc levels.