U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Spencer, WV
A 25-year-old female asked:

my scoliosis xrays show 3 neural foramen perineural nerve root sleeve cysts, 1 measuring 9mm l1-2, c7-t1, t1-t2, all are right sided. what are these?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Nerve sleeve cysts: Most likely is schwannomatosis since there is multiple cysts. Neurofibromatosis is also a consideration. Are they thought to be symptomatic by your doctor or was it an incidental finding on MRI or ct that do not correlate with your symptoms or complaints?
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Neural cysts: In most instances, these are benign (not cancer) expansions of the nerves, and they are typically seen as 'incidental findings' and often do not need treatment. They are typically not associated with pain, but if the doctor treating you -who probably looked at the imaging studies- is concerned, further work up is indicated with a gadolinium enhanced scan. Good luck!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

What is used to pad the nerve during microvascular decompression? Does the body ever reject the material?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Sponge: A tiny teflon sponge is used that is inert and not rejected.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause you lose weight fast?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
No: However, scoliosis has the highest risk of progression at or just before a growth spurt in which a teenager's metabolism is more active and may lead to weight loss as a natural consequence.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is spinal bone fusion and why is it important to scoliosis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
A treatment: When surgery is indicatd to treat a scoliosis it will involve a spinal fusion. A fusion is a surgery allowing for bones to be joined together and usually there is a correction of the scoliosis with the surgery with use of spine implants or instrumentation which enhances the healing rate of the fusion while maintaining the scoliosis correction until the bones are healed together.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Just ovarian cysts: Every woman of reproductive age forms cysts during her cycles--the process of ovulation forms cysts. Often these resolve/shrink, but unfortunately some don't and may enlarge resulting the "ovarian cyst" many have them and may not have symptoms. Some people have large ones and may cause pain. Some twist on themselves and cause torsion. If you concerns, consult doc. Good luck.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can one treat nerve pain?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
depends on cause: Treatment depends on the cause of the nerve problem and how long standing it is as well as your age and health. Also the severity of the nerve injury plays a role. Is the nerve problem related to a nerve compression inside or outside of the spine or due to issues related to diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, toxic exposure, etc. Or both. A diagnosis needs to be made first.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated May 23, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.