Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Apple Country Chiropractic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Williamson back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a synovial cyst which is where Williamson chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic comes in to help. Williamson chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Williamson back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s 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 6th decade of life, bringing about radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are commonly 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 appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably 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) Apple Country Chiropractic works to help Williamson back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al describe a channel that joins the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts ermerge. 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 likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Apple Country Chiropractic works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included 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 history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Apple Country Chiropractic, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 Apple Country Chiropractic is relieving for numerous Williamson 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 Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson 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 beginning of a back pain relieving Williamson chiropractic treatment plan at Apple Country Chiropractic. 

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