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Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration using the DST Method (Discseel™) - 2020/3/3

30s, Male

Inquiry Contents

Patient has been experiencing pain in the lower back since over 20 years ago, then underwent surgery for lumbar disc herniation 15 years ago.

Soon after, patient saw improvements with the occasional mild chronic backache, but the pain soon went away as time passed. However, 3 years ago, patient suddenly experienced an acute backache so severe that he could not stand, and had to be on bed rest for about 2 months.

At that time, the MRI scan confirmed damage to the intervertebral discs, but it wasn’t severe enough to require surgery. Even now, pain is managed with routine medication and conservative therapy.

Therefore, having heard about the DST treatment at this hospital, the patient hopes to receive an outpatient treatment if possible.

Diagnostic Imaging Results

Chief Complaint:
Chronic lower back pain for over 20 years, with history of surgery for lumbar disc herniation. Lower back started recurring about 4 months ago.

Diagnosis:
Intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbar disc herniation, merged with endplate inflammation detected at L4/5 L5/S disc levels.

Considered to be suitable for the DST (Discseel™) Treatment with an efficacy rate of about 80%. If there are no results during the contrast scan in L4/5, switch to the PIDD method.

Medical Condition(s): Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Treatment Method

DST (Discseel™) Treatment at 2 disc levels.