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
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.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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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