A cyst. What does that make you think of?
For some Eugene back pain sufferers, it would be a hint
to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a
synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may stem from a
synovial cyst which is where Eugene chiropractic care at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic comes in to help. Eugene
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease
back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without
Eugene back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s 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 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 exhibits
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 likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering
them potentially easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts
have been documented to disappear especially
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic works to help
Eugene back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al portray a channel that joins
the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial
cysts appear. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation
tissue and scar formation probably leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic works on scar tissue to
improve 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 practical. If the cyst does
not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used
at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is relieving for many Eugene 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or
other reason. 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 Eugene chiropractic treatment plan at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic.
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