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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, New Roads Chiropractic Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some New Roads back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a synovial cyst which is where New Roads chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic Center is effective. New Roads chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without New Roads 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 usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur 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 tool of choice as it exhibits the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) New Roads Chiropractic Center works to help New Roads 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 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation likely leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) New Roads Chiropractic Center works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some tend to vanish 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 used at New Roads Chiropractic Center, 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center is relieving for numerous New Roads 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center

Schedule a New Roads 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 is the start of a back pain relieving New Roads chiropractic treatment plan at New Roads Chiropractic Center. 

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