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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Offers Relief

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 them, too.

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. 

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