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I am living with back pain since 2003. I have 2 synovial cyst which seems to move and cause a pain. What is the best option to get rid of such cysts?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
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In brief: Maybe not the cause

Facet joint synovial cysts are not uncommon.
However, they may not be the cause of your symptoms. Generally, these cysts only are a problem when they cause nerve compression or stenosis. Then you will have sciatica or shooting pain down the leg. Otherwise, the cyst is just a consequence of osteoarthritis of the spine. If compressive, the cyst can be treated by injection or eventually surgery.

In brief: Maybe not the cause

Facet joint synovial cysts are not uncommon.
However, they may not be the cause of your symptoms. Generally, these cysts only are a problem when they cause nerve compression or stenosis. Then you will have sciatica or shooting pain down the leg. Otherwise, the cyst is just a consequence of osteoarthritis of the spine. If compressive, the cyst can be treated by injection or eventually surgery.
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