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What is the best treatment for tarlov cysts. I've seen one…

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What is the best treatment for tarlov cysts

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I've seen one Neurosurgeon before an mri. I see another in about 3 weeks, They are located at L6/S1. I take .

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Gabapentin 900mg x 2- 3 daily, Metformin 1000mg x 2 day, Flexeril 1-2 daily, Candesartan 40 mg, Cymbalta 2 daily (I don't remember mg off hand}Zocor, Ranitidine,

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Neurologist: Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 1 month ago

usually tarlov cysts don't need treatment

if the cyst is large and pressing on bones or nerves in the lower back, they can be drained possibly with a small spine surgery and needle into them to drain the cyst to make them smaller

depending on the location, sometimes they have to be removed by spine surgery if they are pressing on nerves and causing pain.

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