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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Ashburn back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where Ashburn chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is effective. Ashburn chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Ashburn back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s take a look at what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their 6th decade of life, bringing about radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are commonly 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 exhibits the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works to help Ashburn 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 ermerge. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some tend to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. 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 implemented at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is relieving for numerous Ashburn 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule a Ashburn 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 start of a back pain relieving Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. 

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