Lower-back pain treatment at Seiran Hospital
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Lower back pain treatment in Seiran Hospital

This page explains the features and advantages of the treatments of lower back pain.

About the Outpatient Department of lower back pain

This hospital has the Outpatient Department of lower back pain, and the specialists take charge of improving patients' condition.

The doctors of the specialist team determine the optimal treatment after a comprehensive examination, medical history and diagnostic images of the patients.

In the comparatively mild case, an initial diagnosis and treatment may be possible to be executed on the same day. However, if the symptoms are severe and diagnosed that surgical operation is needed, the experienced specialists provide the more advanced treatment.

This hospital also has the medical experts in rehabilitation and medication, so the patients can visit us at ease. We will correspond them cordially.

About the lower back pain treatments in Koriyama Seiran Hospital

Since there are so many causes of lower back pain, if the proper diagnosis and treatment are not undertaken, there is a risk of worsening.

For example, there are some cases of the patients who have received the continuous treatments with medication and rehabilitation in spite of a diagnosis as myelocyst (benign tumor of the the spinal cord). As a result, they are not improved, moreover, the symptoms get even worse. In the case of myelocyst, MED therapy is the first choice of the treatments in this hospital.

Basically the hospitals specializing in lower back pain treatment perform a precise examination to identify the cause at first. Then the specialized physicians, who are versed in lower back pain, will conduct the treatment.

The rate of complication due to treatment is influenced greatly by the doctor's skill. The risks of the complications occurrence (neuroparalysis, etc) are minimized when the medical treatment is performed by an attending physician in this hospital.

The introduction of the most advanced medical treatment

In Los Angeles, the USA

Introduction of Spinal Cord Stimulation: SCS

*Dr. Yasuyuki Nonaka attended the training session at the Top Medical Center in
Los Angeles, USA.
*The certification of attendance of the most advanced SCS Educational Training  in November, 2015.

SCS is the treatment to stimulate the nerve system electrically to subside the pain. The method is effective for example lumbar spinal stenosis, CRPS (complex pain syndrome), postherpetic neuralgia, various lower back pain and other kinds of diseases involving the intense pain and numbness. As for surgery, electrical stimulation is provided in trial under local anesthesia to confirm the effect. Once a desirable effect is verified and the patients hope, a stimulation device is set into the patient's body in implantation operation. The advantages of SCS are that the risks of complications hardly occur and the patients can decide to undergo implantation after confirming the effect.

SCS is effective for the patients whose symptoms were not improved even after surgical operation, lower back pain treatments, conservative method, chemotherapy, nerve block, etc. Also SCS is excellent in terms of the cost, effectiveness and long-term efficacy rate, and alleviates the pain.

Social rehabilitation, the functional improvement and decrease of the usage of pain relief medication can be seen in the successful cases. In 1982, the implantable stimulation device of SCS is allowed to import, and in 1992, SCS became adaptation of Japanese health insurance. Since then, the number of cases have been steadily increasing.

*At the prominent "Pain Special Center" in the USA,
  Dr. Nonaka and the doctor with the internationally respected authority of SCS.

In all over Japan, about 500 cases of SCS were performed in 2014. Then Dr. Nonaka, the leader in this hospital, took charge of performing about 50 cases among them. As for the research and development of SCS, the world top level and about 50,000 cases were performed that year in the USA. In November, 2015, the cutting-edge educational training course of SCS for the world top doctors was held at the "Pain Special Center", the prominent hospital in the USA. And Dr. Nonaka was invited to the course to accomplish the detailed guidance of the most advanced SCS skill as the representative of the doctors in Japan.

In this hospital, we are actively working on the cutting-edge medical treatment skill. In pursuit of better effect, we are aiming at providing the scientifically best treatments that can be satisfied to the patients. It is a great gratification to us when the patients can recover from various lower back pain.

In Italy

This hospital has actively been introducing worldwide medical technology. There are some effective medical treatments widely applied abroad that have not yet performed in Japan. For providing the most advanced medical treatments that respond the needs of our patients, we always focus on the world and collect information and research.

In April, 2015, the hospital director went to Italy to acquire the latest laser treatment, "Hybrid Laser Surgery", which is a combination of the excellent effect of PLDD and Ozone Therapy. Only this hospital can provide this prominent treatment in Japan.

The research related to Ozone Therapy for lower back pain has been conducted mainly in Italy, where about 14,000 patients received Ozone Therapy for the last 5 years. In Japan, this hospital is the first medical institution that received the detailed guidance by Prof. Leonardi who is the presently professor of Bologna University neurology in Bellaria Hospital, Italy. He is the world-known authority who developed Ozone Therapy for sciatica, cervical herniated disc and various lower back pain.

※Bellaria Hospital: Especially in Ozone Therapy of herniated disc, number of successful cases are worldwide top-level.

The so called "Ozone Therapy" is to decrease volume of the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc by ozone oxidation with an injection of a mixture gas of ozone and oxygen, which alleviates the pressure on nerves. In addition, the ozone has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it is proven to quell the inflammation on nerves caused by herniated discs or spinal cord stenosis. It works effectively both of causal treatment and symptomatic treatment.

Message from the hospital director

There are various causes of lower back pain. Most often, they appear as a herniated disc. The usual operation of a herniated disc is performed under general anesthesia and requires approximately one month of hospitalization. In this hospital, however, the patients can be operated and released from the hospital only in one day if laser therapies are applied. It is a great advantage for self-employed people or anybody who is too busy to take a long break from work.

Also, the laser surgery under local anesthesia performed in a short time is considered to be less invasive to a human body. We have been conducting the laser treatments for the herniated discs since May, 1995 and have received positive feedback from many patients since then.

The laser therapies are undoubtedly the excellent medical treatment methods, but are not always effective for all the cases of herniated disc. In fact, there are some cases that are not improved. For those who hope to undergo the laser therapies, please consult with the physicians after receiving a profound checkup and explanation.

The treatments according to the symptoms after identifying the causes of lower back pain through the examinations of MRI, CT, X-ray, etc. Also, for the patients who the laser therapies are not applicable, other appropriate treatments are performed instead.

So please feel free to contact us for further questions.

Name Nonaka Iehisa
Graduated from Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine (1967)
Osaka University Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine MD PhD study
Qualifications Medical PhD, Surgeon, Japan Medical Association Certified sports Doctor, Occupational Physician, Certified Anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine Certified Doctor, Certified Nutrition Supplement Advisor
Affiliated Academic Societies Japan Surgical Society, Japan Surgical Association, Japanese Association of Acute Medicine, The Japanese Breast Cancer Society, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine, Japanese Society for Fracture Repair, Japan Society for Surgical Infection
Duration of service 30 years

Introduction of Consulting Doctor

For the patients who want to avoid general anesthesia and the negative influence on their work because of long hospitalization, PLDD treatment will be the most suitable treatment.

Explaining the procedure of the medical treatment, the physical examinations - MRI, CT, X-ray, etc. are performed at first. After the comprehensive diagnosis is done, the treatment is conducted. If you have trouble with lower back pain, please feel free to contact us. We will suggest the most suitable treatment for your condition.

Name Nonaka Yasuyuki
Graduated from Kawasaki Medical School (2002)
Qualifications Certified Internist,
Certified Anesthesiologist
Affiliated Academic Societies The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
The Japanese Circulation Society
Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Japanese Heart Rhythm Society
Motto You only live once.
Words to share I do my best to make your life healthy and cheerful
Specialty

Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, lower back Pain
Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Stenosis
Vertebral Compression Fracture, Sciatica, Cervical Stenosis
Cardiac disease
General medical disease

Anesthesia/Pain control

Contact Us

Please contact us by email or telephone.

An appointment will be arranged in order of the applications. If you request an appointment online, we will reply to your message.

Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m.~ 6 p.m. (excluding Sunday) available.

  • email
  • 0743-56-4449
  • You may be required to come back another day for consultation 
  • if you visit us without an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal  Canal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness of legs
  • Acute/Chronic  back pain

Treatments

  • Hybrid Laser Surgery
  • Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression(PLDD)
  • Percutaneous Ozon Disc Decompression)(PODD)
  • Microendoscopic Discectomy(MED)
  • Microdiscectomy(MD)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Others Medication・ Nerve Block Therapy Rehabilitation Treatment
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