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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Carrolltown back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Carrolltown chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation comes in to help. Carrolltown chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Carrolltown back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss 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 linked 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 6th decade of life, resulting in radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently seen at L4-5 which is also the site of maximum mobility in the lumbar spine. MRI is the diagnostic instrument of choice as it shows the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works to help Carrolltown back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray a channel that connects the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts ermerge. 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Cox® Technic succeeded in relief when an epidural steroid injection did not. (11) In another case, a 75 year old man with back and leg pain and a synovial cyst treated for 3 months/16 visits felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is relieving for numerous Carrolltown 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 relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

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Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or other reason. 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 Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. 

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