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
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al describe 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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