Hi I am Maz and am new to this forum today. I was looking for answers about a lumbar cyst. had an MRI in June after I was complaining (still am) of throbbing burning buttock and electric type heel pain. The pain is increased when sitting and walking. The MRI showed bilaterial facet degeneraion L5/S1 with a small cyst on the exist foramen of L5 it states this is "not obvioulsy compressing the root which may be related to the posterior joint"
Thing is, SOMETHING is compressing nerves! Its is in my opinion th cyst a sthe MRI showed nothing else significant but bilateral facet degeneration I have pain in bothe buttocks and heels.
I tried asking my spinal surgeon (had a 2 level ADR in Sept C5.6 C6/7) he thought it was the possible source of the pain but it was the day after my neck op, and I was in the hospital bed, I think it wasnt the right time to discuss my other concern! Saw him breidfly (2 mins) for my 6 week post op but he would not discuss lumbar issue as it was too early. I am due 16th Dec for another post op but on the NHS it is a 2 min look and may not even be him. I am worried the buttock pain is getting worse and I am due back at work on 17th Dec.
If anyone has any info on whether this cyst could be my pain generator, general advice and infor can you post, many thanks Maz