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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Auburn back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a synovial cyst which is where Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. comes in to help. Auburn chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Auburn 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 affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce 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 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 displays the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. works to help Auburn 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 become visible. 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 practical. 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 used at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is relieving for numerous Auburn 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 Auburn chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a 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 is the start of a back pain relieving Auburn chiropractic treatment plan at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. 

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