The Tarlov Cyst Society, Australia is a support group for Tarlov Cyst Disease patients within Australia and a sister group to Tarlov Cyst Disease Society, Canada.
We exist for the sharing of information and support with one another. Between our members we share a wealth of information and are more than an online community, we are a family.
We are of all ages, backgrounds, and social classes and have come together to help and support each other. We are not specifically a religious or ethnic group, meaning all are welcome here.
We aim to promote awareness of the rare genetic disease Tarlov Cyst Disease. Tarlov cysts are also known as perineural/perineurial, or sacral nerve root cysts. They are dilations of the nerve root sheaths and are abnormal sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid that can cause a progressively painful radiculopathy (nerve pain).
Currently, as far as we are aware, there are no medical specialists within Australia who have success in the treatment of the disease. Patients are reliant on nerve pain medications to cope with the varying degrees of pain, some also require opiates to manage pain levels under medical supervision.
- Email and online support
- Fact sheets
- Peer group
- Personal advocacy
- Sympomatic Tarlov (meningeal or perineurial) Cysts.
Both male and female sufferers and carers, medical practitioners, medical researchers.