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
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.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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.