A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Augusta 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 an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Augusta chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic comes in to help. Augusta chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Augusta 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 appear in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to 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 shows the consistency 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 probably gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works to help Augusta 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 ermerge. 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 triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is relieving for numerous Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to synovial cyst or other reason. 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 Augusta chiropractic treatment plan at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.