A cyst. What does that bring to mind?
For some Ottawa back pain sufferers, it would be a clue
to the basis of their pain. 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 Ottawa chiropractic care at
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider comes in to help. Ottawa
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without
Ottawa back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s take a look at 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 associated
with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected
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 generally
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 look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely
more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, rendering
them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts
have been documented to disappear especially
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider works to help
Ottawa 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 discovered 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 provokes granulation
tissue and scar formation likely leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 vanish without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does
not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a reputation
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented
at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider, Cox® Technic succeeded in 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 The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
is relieving for many Ottawa 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 The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
Schedule a Ottawa 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 is the start
of a back pain relieving Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan at
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider.