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
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 recommended
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 experienced 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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