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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Montreal 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 result from a synovial cyst which is where Montreal chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is effective. Montreal chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without Montreal back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let’s discuss 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 correlated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may trigger sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts appear in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, giving rise to 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 instrument 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 probably more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been reported to disappear especially if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic works to help Montreal back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al describe a channel that joins 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 provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, Cox® Technic was effective at 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is relieving for numerous Montreal 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.

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Schedule a Montreal 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 is the beginning of a back pain relieving Montreal chiropractic treatment plan at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. 

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