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.