Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Plymouth 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 Plymouth chiropractic care at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is effective. Plymouth chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Plymouth back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated 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 trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur 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 exhibits the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less likely 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology works to help Plymouth 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 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 likely leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included to disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. 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 implemented at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is relieving for many Plymouth 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.

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Schedule a Plymouth 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 Plymouth chiropractic treatment plan at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. 

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