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Old 07-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cyst on spine

Hello, I was wanting to know if anyone on this board has had a cyst on thier spine.I have been on long term disability for 2 years now due to a cyst on my thorastic spine.I have been in such pain for so long and i don't have health insuance to get it removed, so i am seeing a lawyer for my long term disability.
I need to know what is the process of them taking this cyst off my spine ?
The cyst is non cancerous. Thanks so much ! LITTLELADY

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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Re: Cyst on spine

Hi! My mom had a cyst surgically removed last year from her lumbar spine area (L4-L5). The cyst was sitting in the facet joint. She first tried injections and having the cyst drained. But it kept filling back up, causing excruciating pain! She had surgery last March and it was a total success. It was an out patient procedure done by a neurosurgeon. It took a few months to recover, although she was driving short distances within one month. She wore a light brace during recovery. It is a year or so later, and she is back to her normal routine. Hope that helps! Kera4

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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Kera, Thanks for your reply. My cyst is called a Arachnoid Cyst. I believe this cyst is getting bigger because my back hurts worst and worst.They have not said anything about draining the cyst and the nurosurgeon will not give me anything for pain. He said nothing would help. Thats a damn joke ! lol .Anyway, i just really needed someone to talk to about this that has been there before.
Thanks again ~~ Littlelady

 
Old 07-06-2007, 05:28 AM   #4
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[SIZE="3"]Littlelady ,

I have 2 on my spine , after reading up on them I found them to feed off blood. They were caused by surgery from what I read . I ask my surgeon about these and he told me they do not cause pain ,but I have read they can and do cause pain. He said he isn't going to remove them . That there not no big deal..I just hope they don't continue to grow bigger.

I guess if it's near your nerves they can cause problems I would think. I'm guessing alot of people who had spine surgery has them , just look at your MRI reports.
I hope you can get relief from your pain .

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Re: Cyst on spine

I got my MRI back and it showed that i have 7 systs on my thoracic spine area. I was told that most people have them on that specific area, they are hurmfull and they don't need Doctors attention.
Maybe all depends on their size? I am not sure why some of them get removed? I was told not even to worry about them, they don't cause my pain...

 
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LittleLady- cute user name - I just wanted to say I am sorry you are suffering and hurting from these cysts. I wish I could offer you some words of encouragement but I know absolutely nothing about the cysts. However, I can definitely lift you up in prayer.

 
Old 07-06-2007, 11:24 AM   #7
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Dear Little Lady, My mom's doctor told her that it really depends on where the the cyst is located and the size, as to whether they cause pain or not. He said it was just bad luck that hers was on a ligament and pressing on nerves. She was having horrible sciatic pain from it. And it was growing bigger. I think other cysts are smaller and better located. I do not know about arachnoid cysts, but would they be in the epidural space where they do injections near a disc? Hopefully you can see a spine specialist to advise you. I will be sending prayers your way! Kera4

 
Old 07-06-2007, 11:47 AM   #8
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Hello, my cyst is pressing on the nerves in my spine, thats why it hurts so bad.
Yes i did see a spine specialist and a nurosurgen and all of the doctors said it needs to come out. It's just getting bigger and bigger.
I am on Long Term Disability now through my previous job, and its suppose to be over this month, so i got a lawyer and he is working to get my disability longer or get them to somehow pay for me to have surgery or a settlement.
I applied for SSD, and they denied me 2 times. You have to be almost dead to get that.
Littleady

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #9
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Re: Cyst on spine

[QUOTE=littlelady2852;3081672]Hello, I was wanting to know if anyone on this board has had a cyst on thier spine.I have been on long term disability for 2 years now due to a cyst on my thorastic spine.I have been in such pain for so long and i don't have health insuance to get it removed, so i am seeing a lawyer for my long term disability.
I need to know what is the process of them taking this cyst off my spine ?
The cyst is non cancerous. Thanks so much ! LITTLELADY[/QUOTE]

My daughter had an acquired arachnoid cycst form after her lumbar surgery. It was unbearable in terms of pain and appears to grow pressing on the nerve. She is scheduled for surgery in a week and it seem absolutely necessary to get the cycst out before it does permanent damage. I read on the internet so many horror stores that we went looking immediately. Apparently, some cycst can be tolerated and some cannot. Our local teaching hospital has charity funds which have provided my daughter with financial support. She has not been able to return to college or work since this all started. I am grateful that the hospital has this funding. I am told that most hospitals do. I do not know what is true or not but I was given the impression that once damage is done it cannot be fixed and that a patient is in danger of losing the ability to use their leg and acquire permanent nerve damage. Please call your hospitals and investigate what options might apply to you. Good luck.

 
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