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L4-5 Synovial Cyst

Hi. I've got a right side L4-5 synovial cyst pressing on the sciatic nerve. I've had two rounds of cortisone. 1st one was epidural. 2nd one was 2 shots: one epidural, one into the facet joint. I'm also on gabapentin. I've really been taking it slow since my 2nd shot. Now I'm starting to do more regular activities. I see the doc for a follow-up this week, so that we can start to figure out if the shots have been enough, or if I'm headed to surgery, and which procedure will be most appropriate. 
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  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 756
    Hello!
     Sciatic pain is no fun. I had it and it was no fun! Mine was caused by a herniation. I had a microdiscectomy to relieve the symptoms.
    Ellen 
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,212
    hello rf1 !
    welcome to spine-health
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