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

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Plainville back pain sufferers, it would be a hint 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 develop from a synovial cyst which is where Plainville chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic comes in to help. Plainville chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Plainville back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss 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 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 tool of choice as it displays the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Layden Chiropractic works to help Plainville 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Layden Chiropractic 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 reasonable. 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 Layden Chiropractic, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Layden Chiropractic is relieving for many Plainville 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 Layden Chiropractic

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to 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 Plainville chiropractic treatment plan at Layden Chiropractic. 

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