A cyst. What does that make you think of?
For some Groton back pain sufferers, it would be a hint
to the basis of their pain. 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 Groton chiropractic care at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office comes in to help. Groton
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without
Groton back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s 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 linked
with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved
joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause sciatica/leg pain.
(4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth
decade of life, resulting in 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 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, making
them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts
have been reported to disappear particularly
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office works to help
Groton back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of
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 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 probably starting
synovial cyst formation. (8) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 vanish without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented
at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
is relieving for numerous Groton 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule a Groton 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 clue to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning
of a back pain relieving Groton chiropractic treatment plan at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office.
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