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  • Kluch
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    Hi Dr. Corenman,
    I have been having on and off mid back pain for many years. I had an MRI of my thoracic spine and just received the report which states:
    Dorsal flattening of the spinal cord at the T6-T7 level . Probable etiology is an arachnoid cyst measuring approximately 15x10x7mm.
    I am a 48 year old woman. In addition to the pain, for several days I also had leg pain radiating from the buttocks down to my calves in both legs. As fast as the pain in my legs started, it seems to have subsided. My back pain remains. My Dr. Is sending me for an MRI of the lumbar sacral region as well.
    These findings are concerning to me. Can you please tell me your opinion on this and what protocol you would use?
    Thank you very much!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    An arachnoid cyst can act like any compressive lesion (herniated disc or bone spur). If the cyst is causing symptoms, it should be surgically removed.

    Dr. Corenman

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