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Hey guys for years ive been in extreme pain . my insurance sucks so i havent been able to hsve many mris and havent had money to fork out a few yrs ago when i had one i was diagnosed with tarlov cyst. Pain has gotten worse been seeing my primary they have me on pain meds but they dont care about me you can tell i never see my dr for more than 4 min they dont read my charts but i had then feel my back about a month ago and could feel things movinf around long story short i had an mri request put in and got my results back my dr office was too lazy so i went ans got the report myself. L1-2 small disk bulge L2-3 small disk bulge L4-5 small central disk bulge. S1-2 tarlov cyst 1.3 cm in size and ap thecal sac diameter is 12 mm. 

Also idk if anyone has ever heard of this but it states rather numerous seperate nerve roots are seen beginning at the highest level image of t-12 unusual appearance of thoracolumbar. 

Recommended dedicated thoracic spine mri to evaulate dor additional congenital cord anomoly



  • I am in so much pain i cant handle it anymore. I am 29 with 3 small children. I cry every day. 

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  • Thank you i will! I return to the doesntcaredr on the 19th and i will ask to be referred. This may be a stupid question but whats the difference between a pain management dr and a neurosurgeon? Ive been on the meds i am on for over a year now maybe year and a half maybe longer. Will they take me off the meds i am on now or do you know? I am only asking becayse ive heard of this happening to several people and they experienced withdrawal and that and the amount of pain im in and also still having to work would not be a good combo. I have backed of and gotten hours lowered because of the pain im in daily but the bills dont care. So ive got to find something that helps and all my dr does is sifn scripts and send me away abd i cant handle it anymore i was so happy to get that new mri and then last appt they wouldn't even talk abojt it with me because they just rush us in and push us out the door. 

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,265

    If I were you, I'd take my MRI and find another doctor. Do a search in your area for a neurosurgeon and start calling. Your insurance may not be good but at least you've got it. The link below may help you get started.
    Find a Spinal Doctor 
    What you need to know about key Conditions, Treatments, Surgeries and Videos
    Read the link above, the more you know about your condition the better.
    Take care and please keep us posted.

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  • Thank yall do much i will keep yall updated i am following that link and searching for doctors!

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