Looking for Input Re: Tarlov Cysts
Hi – In May 2020, I had a Parathyroidectomy due to Hyperparathyroidism. About a month after the surgery, I started having numbness in my feet and hands. The numbness has continued to the present and it is constant. In addition, I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand, 6 months after the Parathyroidectomy. According to my surgeons, my feet and hand numbness is not related to either surgery.
Besides the numbness, I have back stiffness – difficulty get up & down to sitting position, pain primarily in my lower back and middle back and sometimes in the center of my back. Also, I still have symptoms related to Carpal Tunnel. Recently, I had an MRI of my cervical spine and the Radiologist noted that there were multiple prominent perineural cysts noted within the neuroforamina bilaterally at the C7-T1 through T2-T3 levels. I have not yet had an MRI of my entire spine.
I have researched Tarlov cysts and understand that the cysts are usually found in the sacral spine. However, I have also read about some (less frequent) Tarlov cysts found in the cervical and lumbar spine areas.
I do have pain throughout my back which causes me discomfort and has limited my quality of life. But I do not have the intense pain that I have read about per persons who have been diagnosed with Tarlov Cysts. I am wondering if anyone less pain than is described in writings or symptoms of Tarlov Cysts? Or perhaps could my situation be related to the start of problems with Tarlov cysts?
I would appreciate any input or suggestions related to my post.
Thank you very much.