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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Peoria back pain sufferers, it would be a clue 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 stem from a synovial cyst which is where Peoria chiropractic care at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is effective. Peoria chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Peoria back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us take a look at what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their 6th 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 consistency 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 probably gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture works to help Peoria back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al describe a channel that connects 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is relieving for many Peoria 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 pain reducing care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

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Schedule a Peoria 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 hint to your pain’s source. It is the beginning of a back pain relieving Peoria chiropractic treatment plan at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture. 

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