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Cyst on nerve root of spine
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Cyst on nerve root of spine

I had an  MRI of my back after 10 years of pain and my doctors not believing me. The results of the MRI show that I have a cyst pressing on the nerve root of my L1. My doctor wants to do a nerve block injection in my spine. Is this going to take care of the problem? If this is not something that will take care of the problem will surgery to remove the cyst take care of the problem. I do not want to go in for injections if they are going to only take care of the pain for a short time.
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The site of the cyst is important and the neurosurgeon will decide before operating it. Go for a nerve block injection and if it does not subside the surgeon will take alternative options as operating on spinal cord and brain is not similar to other sites as it may disturb your nerves and many other functions. Take care!
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