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
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.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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.