A 57-year-old female asked:
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2 cysts at s2 (racepinephrine) 2cm each cause scallop of bone at sacrum n lamina. hip stiff n muscle spasm. feel lump at tailbone when sit. should go for surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Don't is safe way: Tarlov cysts in this region are not uncommon and are usually not a cause for pain unless one is dealing with soft or osteoporotic bone which can occasionally be subjected to pressure changes by a large cyst creating a fracture of the bone which then becomes painful. See an orthopedist to evaluate you symptoms for the source.
Answered on Dec 21, 2019
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