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
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 likely 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 experienced 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.