Had a phone call from the pain clinic this morning and the doctor wants to do the facet joint injections again. The MRI showed a facet joint cyst ??? As well as the Ostio Arthritis. Never heard of a Facet joint cyst. But have just done some reading on this and the pain symptoms match my almost exactly. A lot of symptoms now make sense such the pain down my legs pins and needles in feet, walking is at times unbearable etc. Has anyone else been told they have a facet joint cyst ?? The person I talked to today said that the next step would be a Rhizotomy ( bad spelling ?? ) I have made an apt with my gp for tomorrow to get a copy of my MRI. The Facet injection is at the end of August not sure why so long away. I also wonder if this will help with the arthritis pain or am I still going to be on pain meds for that . I am always afraid someone is going to think I am just looking for attention or am lying about my pain.
Thanks in advance for any advise about this.