Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Fort Wayne back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is effective. Fort Wayne chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Fort Wayne 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 involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to 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 shows 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, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic works to help Fort Wayne back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray 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 discovered 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 reasonable. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is relieving for numerous Fort Wayne 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.

CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. 

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