Hello, I am new to this forum.
I am hoping to find people who have had spinal surgery. I would like to know if it helped and how you are doing?
I have a large cyst on my L4 L5-it measures 22x18x38 mm - I have been told I was born with it, but it was only found about 5 weeks ago through an MRI. My family doctor immediately said I need surgery to have it removed, he sent me to a neurosurgeon (who seems very reluctant to do surgery).
I am in severe pain and have been off work for 5 weeks. (My job requires me to be on my feet (walking/standing) for 7 1/2 hours a day-5 days a week. This extremely aggrevates my symptoms to the point of inability to walk or move without extreme pain and discomfort on my lower back, buttocks, left hip, leg and calf down to my toes. After being on many different perscriptions for the pain-I find that only Oxycodone give me some sort of relief (although, I hate taking them as I know how addictive they can be).
I am seriously contemplating surgery as I feel it will give me back my quality of Life and would like to know of others who have had the surgery (of this nature). Did the cyst grow back, were there any complications...
Any Info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You for your time.