Hi Doctor. I asked you a couple of questions about having lower back pain after a cervical myelogram. It's been 3 months and a mri showed tarlov cysts, the largest one 7 mm but it says they are usually of no consequence. The rest of the lumbar mri was unremarkable. I am certain that the cysts are causing my pain. Is it possible that when the dye was injected the pressure increase caused these to become symptomatic? The pain started as soon as the dye was injected and has continued with leg weakness and buttock pain and numbness. Thanks. Any info. will be appreciated.
Do you know if these cysts can sometimes get better or if they will more than likely continue causing pain? Sorry for so many questions but I've never heard of this before. I was expecting a herniated disc or something to be causing this. Thank you for your time. You're a big help to a lot of people.
Tarlov cysts are out of my level of expertise. I wish I could provide further assistance.
You might want to check this web site: www.tarlovcystfoundation.org It might help you learn more about how this condition is treated. I believe there is also a forum discussion available to individuals who use the site or a method to contact the foundation for more detailed answers.
It might help with communication if you are able to print any of the material to show your current physicians. Maybe they will be more receptive to your concerns.
Keep me posted -- I am always eager to learn more!
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