A cyst. What does that make you think of?
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
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.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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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