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Synovial Cyst

Last summer my wife started having sciatic pain in her left leg, her GP sent her for an MRI which showed a synovial cyst on her spine that was pinching the nerves causing her sciatic pain. The pain has gotten worse and started going down both legs. She was sent for another MRI but she was unable to lay on the table. She tries to sleep sitting in a recliner, is on modified duty at work. In August 2013 she was referred to a neurologist, but there is a 1-2 year wait for a call from them, and another 6-8 month wait after you get called for your actual appt.
What can she do to relieve the pain!
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

She would actually need to be seen a neuro-surgeon for possible removal of the mass/ cyst that is causing compression of the nerves. Meanwhile there are a few options that can be considered for pain relief, depending on the severity. I would suggest consulting a pain management specialist meanwhile for temporary relief of pain.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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she has been seeing her GP for the pain, he keeps trying different meds, Tylenol 4, morphine, hydromorphone, none of which are givng her much relief. I guess we wait and hope for the best. Our biggest fear is that the nerve is permanently damaged once the pressure is finally removed, since it will be pinched for such a long period of time.
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You need to have your primary Dr. refer you to another surgeon!!!
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