Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Complete Health Medical P.C. Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some East Setauket back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where East Setauket chiropractic care at Complete Health Medical P.C. is effective. East Setauket chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without East Setauket back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss 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 linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected 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 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 displays the texture 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 likely gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Complete Health Medical P.C. works to help East Setauket 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 form. 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation likely leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Complete Health Medical P.C. works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some tend to vanish 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 implemented at Complete Health Medical P.C., 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 experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Complete Health Medical P.C. is relieving for many East Setauket 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 Complete Health Medical P.C.

Schedule a East Setauket 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 beginning of a back pain relieving East Setauket chiropractic treatment plan at Complete Health Medical P.C.. 

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