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Column Treatment Progress No.29 A patient who had more pain a week after treatment



Female in her 60s

Treated in January 2023, about 5 months have passed since the treatment

Symptoms and treatment

The patient was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis in the area indicated by the red rectangle (disc L3/4 and 4/5).

The L1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, and 5/s discs were diagnosed with degenerative disc disease.

Evolution prior to treatment

In her 60s, she strained her back 3 times.

In December 2022, she wasn’t able to move and was taken to an emergency hospital. She was told she needed surgery. She was able to leave the hospital after feeling better thanks to a corset and rehabilitation.

She decided to have treatment at our clinic.

The treatment at our clinic

The patient was treated with the Cellgel method on 3 intervertebral discs (L1/2, 3/4, and 4/5).

Evolution consecutive to treatment

The following is a chart in which the patient himself rated the pain value of each area on a scale of 0 to 10.

No pain at all is rated as 0, and the maximum possible pain is rated as 10.

Lower backLower limbsNumbnessButtocks
Before treatment5353
One week after treatment3123
1 month after treatment3123
3 months after treatment0000

The following comments were obtained from the patient when contacted for follow-up.

After one week, when she awoke in the morning, she felt like she had a metal plate in her back but after stretching, it felt better.

After 1 month, depending on the day, there were times where she felt no pain at all. When she did feel pain, it was the same as it was a week after the treatment.

After 3 months, she was able to start water aerobics and go shopping at places that were far from her home. In the morning, she felt some heaviness but she handles it with doing yoga.

This patient was already doing exercise before she had the treatment. She took it easy immediately after the treatment but after some time had passed, she started doing water aerobics and other exercise.

She was able to do some exercise to take care of any pain that she was feeling.

We hope she can continue to take it easy as she lives her life.

※ It takes about 3 weeks to 3 months to see the effect of the treatment.

※ The effect of the treatment varies from person to person. Please be aware that there is a possibility that the same effect may not be obtained.

Our clinic’s treatment method

Additional information about the Cellgel method we have introduced in this column.

Cost of the Cellgel method: 1,420,000 yen per area (including tax) to 1,860,000 yen per 5 areas (including tax)

Risks and side effects of the Cellgel method: Transient pain may occur after treatment. Nerve damage is not a zero possibility due to the very nature of the treatment, but there have been no reports of damage so far in either report cases or publications. There is a very small possibility of allergic reactions to local anesthetics. Symptoms may temporarily worsen during the first week or two after treatment. This is believed to be due to the decompression effect of the implant, which retracts the surrounding tissues. In addition, if the disc is almost completely collapsed, treatment may be difficult. The doctor hold a consultation with you during your visit to the clinic to determine the best treatment option for your condition.

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