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Synovial cyst compressing the nerve root in the lumbar MRI, foraminal narrowing, disc bulge. Had lumbar discectomy. Severe pain

I received my lumbar mri results and this is what it stared...there is a right sided synovial cyst compressing the descendjng right l5 nerve root..l4-5 there is a right disctomy with decreased size of disc herniation but still mild to moderate right foramial narrowing.there is a right sided synovial cyst compressing the descending right l5 nerve root
l5-s1 there is a diffuse disc bulgjng central/left paracentral disc herniation compressing the descending left s-1 nerve root.
I received a lumbar discectomy on october 2012 and a cervical neck fusion on june 2012..and my symptons and pain remain the same! I really do not want another surgery..we have tried injections. Medications and theraphy but nothing works. Also the synovial cyst was not
present prior to my surgeries..this is a new co dition that was just discovered
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
There are joints between vertebral bodies to facilitate the smooth movements.

The synovial cysts are formed in these joints and act as pressure causing points around the spinal canal.

weather in your case surgery is mandatory or can be avoided ? you need to consult your doctor- preferably neurosurgeon
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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