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

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Watertown back pain sufferers, it would be a hint 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 result from a synovial cyst which is where Watertown chiropractic care at Watertown Wellness Center is effective. Watertown chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Watertown back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us 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 correlated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their 6th decade of life, bringing about 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 tool of choice as it shows the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Watertown Wellness Center works to help Watertown 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 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 jams and prevents the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Watertown Wellness Center works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included to disappear 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 Watertown Wellness Center, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 Watertown Wellness Center is relieving for numerous Watertown 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 Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractic treatment plan at Watertown Wellness Center. 

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