diagnosed as lumbar disc herniation, but in fact a case of TP caused by myofascial pain syndrome
he was diagnosed with a lumbar disc herniation 3 years ago.
the symptoms were the same this time, and when he went to the orthopedic surgeon, he was diagnosed with a herniated disc again.
he enjoys playing tennis but is currently unable to do so because of the pain. when he stands in front of a mirror and looks at his body, he can see painful scoliosis.
currently, his left toe and the outside of his calf are numb.
his back also hurts and he cannot walk. he manages to go to work but can't concentrate.
currently, he is taking prescribed painkillers.
he came to our clinic through an introduction from a colleague.
on visual observation, the body was bent, and painful scoliosis was observed.
his legs seemed to be limping, as if the condition worsened with added weight.
palpation revealed excessive muscle tension in the lower back and hips, so acupuncture was used instead of manual treatment to find the cause of the problem.
acupuncture needle: 60mm gauge 0.20mm
treatment area: longissimus lumbar muscle, lumbar multifidus muscle, and gluteus medius muscle (all on the left)
to reduce the burden on the body as much as possible, i focused on these 3 muscles for intensive treatment.
1st treatment: no change.
3rd treatment: 10→6. symptoms decreased to about half.
4th treatment: 6→5. he was scheduled to have a detailed examination of his lower back at the hospital later but cancelled the appointment and continued acupuncture treatment.
6th treatment: 5→3. symptoms of both pain and numbness were almost gone. walking returned to normal, and he was able to work as usual.
8th treatment: some numbness in the fingers, but symptoms almost completely improved. 3→1
the symptoms seemed to disappear after several treatments.