Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Spine & Sports Rehab Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center is effective. Baton Rouge chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Baton Rouge back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s 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 correlated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, resulting in 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 instrument of choice as it exhibits the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Spine & Sports Rehab Center works to help Baton Rouge back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray a channel that joins the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts appear. At surgery for these cysts, they found 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 leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Spine & Sports Rehab 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 tend to vanish without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Spine & Sports Rehab Center, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center is relieving for numerous Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. 

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