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

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Sandy Springs back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center is effective. Sandy Springs chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Sandy Springs back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us take a look at 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 associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur 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 displays the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Cross Chiropractic Center works to help Sandy Springs 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 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Cross Chiropractic Center works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some tend 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 Cross Chiropractic Center, 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 Cross Chiropractic Center is relieving for many Sandy Springs 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 Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or other issue. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a clue to your pain’s source. It is the beginning of a back pain relieving Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan at Cross Chiropractic Center. 

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