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Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration using the DST Method (Discseel™) - 2020/3/16

70s, Female

Inquiry Contents

Patient has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis (LCS) and lumbar spondylolisthesis at another hospital.

Patient experiences severe pain and numbness in both lower limbs and requires assistance to walk when symptoms flare up.

Surgery has been proposed to the patient, but due to household responsibilities and owning a pet dog, the patient is unable to be away from the house for extended periods of time and would like to receive an outpatient treatment at this hospital.

Diagnostic Imaging Results

Chief Complaint:
Pain and numbness in both sciatic nerve regions starting 2 years prior. Experiences difficulty walking.

Surgery has been proposed previously for spinal stenosis (LCS) and lumbar spondylolisthesis but patient is unable to be hospitalized.

Diagnosis:
Severe intervertebral disc degeneration and lumbar disc herniation detected at L2/3 L3/4 L4/5 L5/S disc levels.

In addition, spinal stenosis (LCS) detected due to thickening of the yellow ligament and anterior spondylolisthesis at L4 disc level.

Conservative treatment (medication and rehabilitation) is the first option, but surgery or disc treatment is recommended if that is ineffective. However, surgery would entail spinal fusion which is considered risky.

The DST (Discseel™) Treatment is considered the most effective due to decreased intervertebral disc space and lumbar spine deformation.

There is an efficacy rate of about 80% towards lower back pain, and 73-35% towards neuropathy in the lower limbs.

Medical Condition(s): Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Treatment Method

DST (Discseel™) Treatment at 4 disc levels.