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Column Treatment Case Study – #12 | International Lumbago Clinic Tokyo Blog



Female in her 40s

Presenting Symptoms

  • Patient was diagnosed with a herniated disc one year ago.
  • She also experiences back strain frequently.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least pain and 10 being the greatest pain), her back is at 10.
  • Turning over in bed, washing face, prolonged sitting, and lifting heavy objects are extremely difficult. She also has difficulty in standing up and even sitting in a neutral posture.

MRI Imaging & Diagnostic

  • Mild disc herniation is seen at L4/5.
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration is seen at L2/3 and 3/4.


The Cellgel procedure was performed in L3/4, 4/5, and 5/S.

You can see that Discogel being securely injected in the 3 vertebrae.

The procedure in itself was completed in about 25 minutes.

After the intervention, the patient had a rest in the recovery room and was then able to walk home.

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Written by Tadaaki Minowa, Clinic Director