Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Palmer Chiropractic Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Lynchburg back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Lynchburg chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center is effective. Lynchburg chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Lynchburg back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and commonly found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their 6th decade of life, resulting in radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are generally 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 exhibits the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Palmer Chiropractic Center works to help Lynchburg 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 appear. At surgery for these cysts, they found 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 probably starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. 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 used at Palmer Chiropractic Center, 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center is relieving for many Lynchburg 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Lynchburg 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 hint to your pain’s source. It is the beginning of a back pain relieving Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan at Palmer Chiropractic Center. 

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