3 years ago this January I had cauda equina syndrome caused by a tarlov cyst. I ended up with a CSK leak and multiple infections. Fast forward to now I have been left foot drop requiring an AFO, a bladder that I have to go every two hours, dependant on laxatives, and chronic lower back pain and nerve pain. I use Motrin heavily. In the past 24 hours I had to dig out the Caths that I haven't use since 8 months post op my other leg has become weak and the general weakness has gotten worst. The pain is terrible. I called my neurosurg who brushed it off and told me to pick up steroids and a pain med RX in the morning. My gut says CES again but neurosurg seems less normal. Is it normal to get a "flair up" as the doctor is saying or is my guy right? Thanks!