Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Chiropractic Associates Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Preston back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where Preston chiropractic care at Chiropractic Associates is effective. Preston chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Preston back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us take a look at what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are correlated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, resulting in radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are commonly seen at L4-5 which is also the site of maximum mobility in the lumbar spine. MRI is the diagnostic tool of choice as it exhibits the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Chiropractic Associates works to help Preston back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray a channel that joins the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts become visible. At surgery for these cysts, they discovered that fragments of articular cartilage and bone were in the walls of the channels in 89% of the cysts. This debris blocks the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation probably starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Chiropractic Associates works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some are included to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Chiropractic Associates, Cox® Technic was effective at relief when an epidural steroid injection didn’t. (11) In another case, a 75 year old man with back and leg pain and a synovial cyst treated for 3 months/16 visits experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Chiropractic Associates is relieving for many Preston back pain sufferers with synovial cysts.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about his pain reducing care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or other issue. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a clue to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning of a back pain relieving Preston chiropractic treatment plan at Chiropractic Associates. 

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