Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Hutter Chiropractic Office Offers Relief

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 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 due to 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office works to help Groton 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 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) 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office, 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 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 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office. 

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