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A 54-year-old female asked:
sacrum n lower back pain doc said may be caused by a double loop cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). suggested surgery. why do some cysts cause symptoms but others don't?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Not sure what you : Mean by "double loop cyst." he may be referring to a benign incidental finding (usually noted on your lumbar spine mri), which are mostly asymptomatic called tarlov cysts, which are perineurial cysts.
Only on very rare occasions could this be the cause of your symptoms. So go have a spine surgeon evaluate you and give you a better answer after a physical examination and review of your mri.
4892 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pain Management 27 years experience
Depends: Depends of size and location.
4892 viewsAnswered Nov 4, 2020
Specializes in Pain Management
Nerve comprestion: Cyst can compress nerves and cause pain. They seldom just disappear. You should get a second opinion if you want.
4892 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 4, 2020
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