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 occur 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
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.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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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