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Neurologists and neurosurgeons do not believe this is a problem, but I still suffer constant headaches and head pressure... which intensifies when I move my head. I am 33 and this is greatly affecting my life, anyone in Michigan that can help?
I can understand your concerns. Actually, most arachnoid cysts (sacs filled with CSF) are symptomless. They usually require no treatment. Arachnoid cysts causing corpus callosum abnormalities or agenesis (which is very rare in adults), usually cause no symptoms other than headaches. So, if your symptoms (headaches) are due to the posterior fossa arachnoid cyst then the doctor may remove through surgery. However, posterior fossa cysts have a high surgical morbidity. So, often a decompression surgery is performed wherein a shunt is placed. Alternatively your surgeon may or fenestrate (perforate) the cyst through endoscopic surgery. A neurosurgeon is the best person to discuss this with.
Meanwhile a headache and migraine specialist should be able to rule out other causes of headaches such as sinusitis, refractive errors of the eye, migraine, cluster headaches, brain tumors and aneurysms, high blood pressure, stress, tension headaches, temporal arteritis, pinched cervical spinal nerve, TMJ, poor or disturbed sleep, dental pain, or impacted wax.
Please discuss with your doctor.
I sincerely hope you will find this information useful in your journey towards better health.
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