A cyst. What does that bring to mind?
For some Brooks 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 develop from a
synovial cyst which is where Brooks chiropractic care at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is effective. Brooks
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is shown to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without
Brooks back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s take a look at what
synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated
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 cause 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 commonly
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 exhibits
the texture of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When
synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely
more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, making
them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts
have been documented to disappear especially
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Soft Health and Healing Clinic works to help
Brooks 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 become visible. 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 blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation
tissue and scar formation probably leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) Soft Health and Healing 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 tend to disappear without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is reasonable. 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 Soft Health and Healing 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic
is relieving for numerous Brooks 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to 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’s the start
of a back pain relieving Brooks chiropractic treatment plan at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic.
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