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Old 12-16-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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Re: confusing the diagnoses??

I don't believe the cyst is the only reason you should see a spine specialist. With the foot drop and urinary issues, you should be under the care of a spine specialist because there is the potential for far greater nerve damage if the nerves are left in a compressed state. Just because there is fusion at one level, other issues can still develop in the surrounding areas. Also since you say L5-S1 fused naturally, it may be trapping a spinal nerve or at least irritating a nerve in some way.

I know of a very good surgeon not too far from you...Dr. Richard Easton. He is in the Troy area, in Rochester Hills. There is also a very good spine clinic at Beaumont and I think their spine docs see people in a variety of locations.

My PCP was a brilliant doctor but I wasted a year in pain because he felt he knew as much as the spine doc and could treat me. Your issues are sufficiently complex that I think you should see a spine specialist.

Last edited by teteri66; 12-16-2014 at 11:58 AM.