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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Spinal Care Clinic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to their pain’s source. 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic is effective. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Burlington and Hamilton back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss 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 linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause 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 tool of choice as it displays the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Spinal Care Clinic works to help Burlington and Hamilton 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 ermerge. 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Spinal Care Clinic works on scar tissue to enhance 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 reasonable. 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 used at Spinal Care Clinic, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Spinal Care Clinic is relieving for numerous Burlington and Hamilton 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 Spinal Care Clinic

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton 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’s the beginning of a back pain relieving Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan at Spinal Care Clinic. 

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