A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a synovial cyst which is where Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport comes in to help. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Southern New Hampshire back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let us take a look at 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 correlated 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 6th decade of life, bringing about radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are generally 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 look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) New Hampshire Spine and Sport works to help Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.
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 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.
SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT
Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some tend to disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a reputation of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at New Hampshire Spine and Sport, Cox® Technic was effective at relief when an epidural steroid injection didn’t. (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 New Hampshire Spine and Sport is relieving for many Southern New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan at New Hampshire Spine and Sport.