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Column Treatment Case Study – #8 | International Lumbago Clinic Tokyo Blog



Male in his 40s

Presenting Symptoms

  • Patient began experiencing pain in his lower back 20 years ago.
  • His symptoms began to worsen around April this year.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least and 10 being the greatest), his lower back is at 4.
  • Turning over, standing up, washing his face, and lifting heavy objects are easy, but sitting in neutral position or sitting for a long time is very difficult.

MRI Imaging & Diagnostic

  • Herniated and degenerated discs are seen at L4/5 and L5/S.


The Cellgel procedure was performed on L4/5 and L5/S.

Since there was no tenderness at the time of examination, we approached from the left.

It can be confirmed that Discogel was securely injected in both L4/5 and L5/S. The surgery itself was painless and took only 30 minutes.

The surgery itself was painless and took about 30 minutes.

After the surgery, the patient took a rest in the recovery room and was able to walk out by himself.

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Written by Tadaaki Minowa, Clinic Director