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
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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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..