Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Satterwhite Chiropractic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Oxford back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where Oxford chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic is effective. Oxford chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Oxford back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and commonly found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are correlated 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 sixth decade of life, bringing about 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 exhibits the consistency 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 likely gelatinous or calcified, making them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Satterwhite Chiropractic works to help Oxford 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 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 likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Satterwhite Chiropractic works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended as some are included 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic is relieving for many Oxford 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 pain reducing care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to synovial cyst or other issue. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a hint to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning of a back pain relieving Oxford chiropractic treatment plan at Satterwhite Chiropractic. 

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