Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Moses Chiropractic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some West Palm Beach back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Moses Chiropractic comes in to help. West Palm Beach chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without West Palm Beach 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 linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected 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 generally 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 look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Moses Chiropractic works to help West Palm 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 discovered that fragments of articular cartilage and bone were in the walls of the channels in 89% of the cysts. This debris blocks the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Moses Chiropractic 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 reasonable. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a reputation of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Moses Chiropractic, 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 Moses Chiropractic is relieving for numerous West Palm 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 relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach 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 clue to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning of a back pain relieving West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan at Moses Chiropractic. 

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