A cyst. What does that bring to mind?
For some Fort Wayne back pain sufferers, it would be a clue
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 result from a
synovial cyst which is where Fort Wayne chiropractic care at
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center comes in to help. Fort Wayne
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without
Fort Wayne back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let us discuss 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 correlated
with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected
joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause sciatica/leg pain.
(4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their 6th
decade of life, resulting in 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 texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When
synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably
more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering
them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts
have been reported to disappear especially
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center works to help
Fort Wayne back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al describe 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 triggers granulation
tissue and scar formation probably leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center works on scar tissue to
enhance the spine’s fluidity.
SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT
Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested
as some are included to disappear without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is reasonable. 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
is relieving for numerous Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or
other issue. 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan at
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center.