Lower back pain is a common issue amongst people worldwide. In fact, it has been reported that 7.5 percent of the global population have experienced some form of lower back pain in their lives. Suffering from lower back pain can put a person’s life on pause, keeping them from doing the activities they love. While many cases of lower back pain can be cured through at-home care and rest, that is not always the case. In severe cases, the pain may persist or worsen over time. If your lower back pain has persisted for more than several weeks, you need to consult a back and spine specialist as soon as possible.
The back and spine specialists at NJ Spine & Orthopedic have extensive experience helping clients who are suffering from lower back pain. If your pain is severe, one potential cause could be synovial cysts in the lumbar spine. If this is the case, our back and spine doctors will likely recommend a resection of synovial cyst procedure. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we are proud to offer our clients minimally invasive surgical procedures such as resections of synovial cysts. We understand that the idea of having spine surgery can be overwhelming and frightening to our patients. That is why we take the time to educate patients on the benefits and advantages of a minimally invasive surgery.
A synovial cyst on the lumbar spine is a fluid-filled sac that develops as a result of the degeneration of the spine. These cysts typically occur in individuals over the age of 65. A synovial cyst is benign, meaning that they are non-cancerous. The fluid-filled sac creates pressure on the nerves that exit the spine and can cause pain.
This painful sensation often occurs as a result of the venous blood being unable to drain as a result of the synovial cyst. Some synovial cysts produce minor or no symptoms for extended periods of time. Some of the symptoms of synovial cysts to look for include:
In rare cases, a synovial cyst may develop into cauda equina syndrome. This is a serious condition that requires the attention of a medical professional. Because this is a possibility, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is important that you consult one of our back and spine specialists so that we are able to identify if resection of synovial cysts is the right treatment plan for you.
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When a person is suffering from lower back pain, it can be difficult for a doctor to identify what is causing the pain. However, when you work with a spine specialist, they know what symptoms to look for and can help diagnose the true cause of your back pain. To diagnose a synovial cyst, our doctors may use the following methods:
After a doctor has diagnosed your synovial cyst, they will likely explore the best treatment options for your needs. One option that offers the most patient advantages is the resection of synovial cyst procedure.
Resection of synovial cyst is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Because this surgery is minimally invasive, there is less postoperative pain for patients due to the smaller incisions and the fact that surgeons are able to avoid going through sensitive tissue, bones, and muscles that would be typically affected in traditional open back surgery.
This type of surgical procedure will resection or remove a synovial cyst from the lumbar spine to help reduce any pain or other systems that have developed as a result. Due to the fact that synovial cysts develop as a result of the degeneration of the spine, depending on the size of the cyst and the damage to the bone, your doctor may recommend spinal fusion to help restabilize your spine after the cyst is removed.
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Suffering from lower back pain is common, especially in older adults. However, if that pain persists or worsens over several weeks, you should contact a back and spine specialist to ensure there is not a more serious issue at hand.
NJ Spine & Orthopedic is a team of back and spine doctors that specialize in minimally invasive surgery options. If you believe you may be suffering from a synovial cyst, our board-certified surgeons may be able to help through the minimally invasive resection of synovial cyst procedure. To schedule a free MRI review, contact us here or call (866) 272-9271.
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