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A 38-year-old female asked:

In motorcycle accident. back pain got mri and they found a cycst on my t6. would my back pain be from the cycst or from the trauma of the accident?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Sorry about accident: It appears that the vertebral cyst is an incidental finding and has been there for some time before your accident. If you did not have back pains before your accident then these are likely to be post trauma pains.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: These things are seen regularly as incidental findings when we scan trauma patients, Cysts in the vertebra are usually small and unlikely to be a source of pain. Back is quite likely from the crash itself.

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