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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Colorado Springs back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where Colorado Springs chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is effective. Colorado Springs chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Colorado Springs back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us take a look at 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 associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their 6th decade of life, giving rise to 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 instrument of choice as it shows the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR works to help Colorado Springs 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 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 starting synovial cyst formation. (8) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is relieving for numerous Colorado Springs 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.

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Schedule a Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. 

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