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Female in her 20s

Presenting Symptoms

  • Patient was injured in a traffic accident 6 years ago.
  • She has been experiencing back strains on a frequent basis for the past 3 years and has been receiving block injections.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least and 10 being the greatest), her back pain is at 7.
  • She has some difficulty with even daily activities such as turning over, washing her face, and sitting for long periods of time.

MRI Imaging & Diagnostic

  • Disc bulging and endplate degeneration were observed at L4/5.
  • A crack was also observed.
  • On examination, tenderness was noted on the left side of L4/5.


Cellgel procedure was performed on L4/5.

The patient was sensitive to pain, so a nurse stayed by her side.

Although some pain was felt during anesthesia and the insertion of DiscoGel, the surgery was successfully completed.

DiscoGel is securely injected in L4/5.

After the surgery, the patient had some rest in the recovery room, then was able to walk home.

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Written by Tadaaki Minowa, Clinic Director