Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center comes in to help. Paramus chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help decrease back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Paramus 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 appear in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, resulting in 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 shows the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts appear lighter on MRI T2 images, they are probably more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center works to help Paramus 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 ermerge. 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 triggers granulation tissue and scar formation probably starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center works on scar tissue to enhance the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some are included to disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a reputation of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As used at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is relieving for many Paramus 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 relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule a Paramus 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 clue to your pain’s source. It is the start of a back pain relieving Paramus chiropractic treatment plan at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 

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