Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Pflugerville Wellness Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Pflugerville 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 result from a synovial cyst which is where Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center comes in to help. Pflugerville chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Pflugerville back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us 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 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, resulting in radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently 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 seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Pflugerville Wellness Center works to help Pflugerville 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 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 triggers granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 practical. 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center, 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center is relieving for numerous Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center

Schedule a Pflugerville 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 start of a back pain relieving Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan at Pflugerville Wellness Center. 

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