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

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Tarrytown 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 stem from a synovial cyst which is where Tarrytown chiropractic care at Tarrytown Chiropractic comes in to help. Tarrytown chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Tarrytown back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss 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 associated 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, giving rise to 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 shows 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, making them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Tarrytown Chiropractic works to help Tarrytown back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al portray a channel that connects the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts form. 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Tarrytown 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 reasonable. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Tarrytown Chiropractic, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Tarrytown Chiropractic is relieving for numerous Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown Chiropractic

Schedule a Tarrytown 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 start of a back pain relieving Tarrytown chiropractic treatment plan at Tarrytown Chiropractic. 

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