Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Pensacola 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 develop from a synovial cyst which is where Pensacola chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center comes in to help. Pensacola chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Pensacola 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 associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently 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 potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works to help Pensacola 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 appear. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 reasonable. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is relieving for many Pensacola 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.

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Schedule a Pensacola 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 start of a back pain relieving Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. 

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