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What are tarlov cysts and what to do for them?

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Dr. James Goodrich
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In brief: Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts occur around the nerve roots that exit from your lower spine in the lumbar and sacral region.
The cyst is a dilation of the membrane that surrounds the nerve. Most are small and symptomatic while the larger ones can sometimes cause pain, rarely leg weakness.

In brief: Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts occur around the nerve roots that exit from your lower spine in the lumbar and sacral region.
The cyst is a dilation of the membrane that surrounds the nerve. Most are small and symptomatic while the larger ones can sometimes cause pain, rarely leg weakness.
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