Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some West Des Moines back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a synovial cyst which is where West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is effective. West Des Moines chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without West Des Moines back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated with facet degeneration and commonly 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 trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their 6th 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 displays the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts seem 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 documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works to help West Des Moines 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 ermerge. 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works on scar tissue to enhance 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 doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is relieving for many West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. 

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