Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Manchester 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 stem from a synovial cyst which is where Manchester chiropractic care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries comes in to help. Manchester chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Manchester back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us 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 appear in females mostly in their 6th 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 tool of choice as it displays the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering them possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries works to help Manchester 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 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 blocks the channel from draining and triggers granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 reasonable. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, 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 experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is relieving for many Manchester 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.

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Schedule a Manchester 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 clue to your pain’s source. It is the beginning of a back pain relieving Manchester chiropractic treatment plan at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. 

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