I am a 58 year old woman and have been having pain in my lower back, buttocks and down right leg for almost 2 years now. Finally got an appointment with a Neurosurgeon and he ordered an MRI which showed 2 cysts at the bottom of S2. One measures 20 mm and the other one is 15 mm. Report said no evidence of herniated disc or spinal stenosis, which is what the doctor thought it might be. When I asked him about the cysts, he informed me that everyone is born with them and they never cause pain. He informed me that I had arthritis of the spine and scheduled me for SJ Injections and an epidural steroid injection. My last injection was a month ago and I am still in a lot of pain. It hurts to sit for more than about 5 minutes at a time, and driving anywhere almost kills me because it hurts so bad. Now the doctor wants to me have an EMG to find out about possible nerve damage. Has anyone else had these symptons? How do I get my doctor to listen to me about the cysts maybe causing the pain? Oh, another thing, I have had big problem with bladder control and also having real severe pain in the side of my head. Are these more symptons of Tarlov Cyst Disease? Any information would be so greatly appreciated.