One neurosurgeon tells me I ihave a slipped disc and need the fusion, screws, etc. The other one tells me that my degerative disc is not bad enough for that tyype of surgery, but that I now have a synovial cyst on my lumbar region (L4/L5, of course) and would have to have fusion after it was removed. I am against any type of surgery on my back, unless the pain becomes absolutely unbearable and I cannot walk. I can't beleive that one doctor is telling me one thing and the ohter, another.
I read an article somewhere that said there were three or four types of cyst that could arise on the lumbar region and that one of them was common for women.
I am a 68 year old woman who still runs and I don't want to stop. I've heard from too many people who still have pain and/or complications after back surgery.
I have had five injections so far, but I cancelled the sixth one. I couldn't get anyone in the doctor's office to call me about my latest MRI, which showed the cyst.