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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Chiropractic Solutions Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some San Jose back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where San Jose chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions is effective. San Jose chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without San Jose 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 usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth 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 exhibits the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Chiropractic Solutions works to help San Jose 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 form. 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Chiropractic Solutions works on scar tissue to improve 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 practical. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Chiropractic Solutions, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 Chiropractic Solutions is relieving for numerous San Jose 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 Chiropractic Solutions

Schedule a San Jose chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to 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 start of a back pain relieving San Jose chiropractic treatment plan at Chiropractic Solutions. 

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