A cyst. What does that make you think of?
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
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al describe a channel that joins
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.