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 a curious 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’s 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 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
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.