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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Chiropractic Care Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some West Palm Beach back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care is effective. West Palm Beach chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without West Palm Beach back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and commonly found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked 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 frequently 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 shows the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Chiropractic Care works to help West Palm Beach 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 discovered 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Chiropractic Care works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some are included to disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Chiropractic Care, 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 Chiropractic Care is relieving for many West Palm Beach 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.

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Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or other reason. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a hint to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning of a back pain relieving West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan at Chiropractic Care. 

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