Tarlov cysts are fluid-filled nerve root cysts found most commonly at the sacral level of the spine – the vertebrae at the base of the spine. These cysts typically occur along the posterior nerve roots. Cysts can be valved or no valves. The main feature that distinguishes Tarlov cysts from other spinal lesions is the presence of spinal nerve root fibers within the cyst wall or in the cyst cavity itself.
sacral, lumbar, thoracic or cervical nerve root cysts.
perineural cysts. (But not all)
Numbness in extremities
Pain in the area of the nerves affected by the cysts, especially the buttocks.
Weakness of muscles.
Difficulty sitting for prolonged periods.
Loss of sensation on the skin.
Loss of reflexes.
Changes in bowel function, such as constipation.
Rupture. When Tarlov cysts are ruptured or drained they cause leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). ... An undetected rupture can cause intracranial hypotension, including orthostatic neurological symptoms along with headache, nausea, and vomiting that improve when supine.
My nightmare began with an accident while on duty in March 2011. I was the passenger in a motor vehicle when the accident happened.
After having an MR I scan done it was reported that I have multiple Tarlov cysts on my spine (too many to count).
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