Lumbar Disc Herniation
Lumbar Disc Herniation at L2-3 With Right Lower Radiculopathy patient is a 71-year-old male who had a diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation at L2-3 with right lower radiculopathy. We treated him initially with lumbar transforaminal epidural injections and quieted the pain down for a period of time. His pain returned. It was decided to do a lumbar discogram where it was noted he had two degenerated discs at the L1-2 and 2-3 areas. They were degenerated by 50 to 70%.
Lumbar Disc Herniation at L2-3 With Right Lower Radiculopathy
The L2-3 disc demonstrated a grade 4 degeneration with tearing to the edge of the disc. It also demonstrated his symptoms of back pain radiating down into the thigh. After continued failed long-term improvement with lumbar epidural injections, it was decided to treat his disc with intradiscal therapy. We gave him a bone marrow stem cell graft for the L2-3 disc using a proprietary technique. Two months after the procedure the patient reported that his back pain had been eliminated and he was much improved. He was pleased with the results. He was told to return in six months for followup.