Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Back And Neck Care Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Severna Park back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Severna Park chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center is effective. Severna Park chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Severna Park back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated 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 cause sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their 6th decade of life, giving rise to 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 tool of choice as it shows the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Back And Neck Care Center works to help Severna Park 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 become visible. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation likely leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Back And Neck Care Center works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some tend 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 reputation of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Back And Neck Care Center, 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 experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Back And Neck Care Center is relieving for numerous Severna Park 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 Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to synovial cyst or other issue. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a hint to your pain’s source. It is the start of a back pain relieving Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan at Back And Neck Care Center. 

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