A cyst. What does that bring to mind? For some Nashua back pain sufferers, it would be a clue to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the reason for pain is a curious one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic is effective. Nashua chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Nashua back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s discuss what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and commonly found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are correlated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently 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 displays the consistency 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 possibly easier to reduce. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Moriarty Chiropractic works to help Nashua 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 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 likely starting synovial cyst formation. (8) Moriarty Chiropractic 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 disappear 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 Moriarty Chiropractic, 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 felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Moriarty Chiropractic is relieving for many Nashua 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.
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Schedule a Nashua 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 hint to your pain’s source. It’s the start of a back pain relieving Nashua chiropractic treatment plan at Moriarty Chiropractic.