Tarlov cysts and fracture of my sacrum.

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Tarlov cysts and fracture of my sacrum.

Postby joylee » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:59 pm

Hello members,I had a fall 7 weeks ago, a catscan suggested tarlov cysts.
Next i had an MRI, which confirmed tarlov cysts, as well as a hairline fracture of my sacrum.
I dont know if i had these tarlov cysts before my fall or has happened from the fall.
I am still in pain, but not as severe.
Can any one please help with any information rgarding these cysts.
Yours sincerely joylee.
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Re: Tarlov cysts and fracture of my sacrum.

Postby Lernica » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:42 am

HerMajesty is our resident expert on Tarlov cysts. You could PM her.
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Re: Tarlov cysts and fracture of my sacrum.

Postby Violet M » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:00 am

If the tarlov cysts are at S2, 3, or 4 they could be pressing on the nerve roots that lead to the pudendal nerve and therefore can cause some of the same symptoms as pudendal neuralgia. But if you experienced a sacral injury it's also possible your SI joint and ligaments were affected and that your pelvis is out of alignment causing pressure to be put on the peripheral pudendal nerve.
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Re: Tarlov cysts and fracture of my sacrum.

Postby yoland » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:14 pm


as you probably already know Tarlov Cysts can cause PN neuropathy .
there is lots of info on the internet. Please check out my posts
tarlov cyst foundation and join if you like one of the many TC support forums
My fav is survival http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ta ... tsurvival/
excellent files section there with all the medical articles published
also check out Dr Feigenbaums website http://frankfeigenbaum.com/tarlov-cyst/faqs.php

my 4 tc's became symptomatic after a fall landing on my sacrum

Best of luck. There is plenty of hope
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