A cyst. What does that make you think of?
For some Fernandina Beach 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 result from a
synovial cyst which is where Fernandina Beach chiropractic care at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic comes in to help. Fernandina Beach
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without
Fernandina Beach 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 involved
joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause sciatica/leg pain.
(4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their 6th
decade of life, giving rise to 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 shows
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 potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts
have been documented to disappear particularly
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic works to help
Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al portray a channel that joins
the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial
cysts form. 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 leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 reputation
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented
at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
is relieving for numerous Fernandina 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 pain reducing care with Cox® Technic protocols for a
patient with a synovial cyst.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to 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 is the start
of a back pain relieving Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic.
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