A cyst. What does that bring to mind?
For some St. Francisville back pain sufferers, it would be a clue
to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a
synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an
intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a
synovial cyst which is where St. Francisville chiropractic care at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville comes in to help. St. Francisville
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease
back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without
St. Francisville back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let us take a look at what
synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated
with facet degeneration and commonly 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 appear in females mostly in their sixth
decade of life, bringing about 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 displays
the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When
synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely
more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering
them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts
have been reported to disappear especially
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works to help
St. Francisville 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 become visible. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation
tissue and scar formation likely starting
synovial cyst formation. (8) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works on scar tissue to
improve the spine’s fluidity.
SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT
Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended
as some tend to disappear without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented
at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is relieving for many St. Francisville 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 Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or
other issue. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more
than just a clue to your pain’s source. It is the beginning
of a back pain relieving St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plan at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville.