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  • cdgalin
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    i am a 51 year old female. i have had sciatic pain for more that 6 years. i have been to chiropractors with some relief, however lately it’s not helping. went to surgeon who took x-rays and diagnosed spinal stenosis and ordered mri of lumbar spine w/o contrast, after the mri the dr’s office contacted me stating that the radiologist wanted to do mri w/contrast. again dr’s office contacted me and now he wants an mri on thoracic spine as he may see a mass on my spinous (i think that was what she said) which may be cause of pain. should i be terrified that there is a mass if surgery is recommended what is recovery time?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Masses on or in the spine are many times benign. Let the radiologists and surgeon do their work-up and be patient (I know it is easy to say but the odds are very much in your favor).

    If there is something to talk about, please recontact me for more information.

    Dr. Corenman

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