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
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.