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Column Treatment Case Study – #23 | International Lumbago Clinic Tokyo Blog



Male in his 60s

Presenting Symptoms

  • His low back pain started worsening six months ago.
  • He had block injections, but with mixed results.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the minimum and 10 being the greatest), his back pain is at 7, lower limbs are at 5, and hips are at 3.
  • He can walk for more than 500m.
  • He has difficulty squatting and when lifting heavy objects.

MRI Imaging & Diagnostic

  • Intervertebral disc degeneration was observed in L2/3, L3/4, and L4/5.


The patient underwent the Cellgel procedure on L2/3, L3/4, L4/5, and L5/S.

Though there was no degeneration observed in L5/S, we decided to treat that disc as a prophylactic (prevention) procedure, after consulting the patient.

This is after the injection of Discogel between the 4 vertebrae.

The treatment was completed in about 30 minutes.

After the treatment, the patient recuperated in the recovery room and was able to walk home.

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Written by Tadaaki Minowa, Clinic Director