Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Offers Relief

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 an intriguing 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 possibly 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 them, too.

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 experienced 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.

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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’s the start of a back pain relieving Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. 

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