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

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Mandeville back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a synovial cyst which is where Mandeville chiropractic care at Mandeville Chiropractic is effective. Mandeville chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Mandeville 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 commonly found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their sixth 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 look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Mandeville Chiropractic works to help Mandeville back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al describe a channel that connects the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts become visible. 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) Mandeville Chiropractic works on scar tissue to improve 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 Mandeville 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 Mandeville Chiropractic is relieving for numerous Mandeville 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 Mandeville Chiropractic

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

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