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
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.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 beginning
of a back pain relieving Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center.
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