The most common kinds of spine surgery for synovial cysts can be either a decompression alone or a decompression with a spine fusion.
The symptoms and signs of central canal stenosis may occur anywhere along the body depending on the location of spinal cord compression. Typically, the cervical and lumbar spine are commonly affected.
Synovial cysts can cause pain in the lower back that travels down the leg because of spinal stenosis.
When symptoms of cervical stenosis with myelopathy are moderate to severe, surgical intervention is the only treatment option.
Explore the three main treatment options for synovial cysts in the lower back, including activity modification, injections and surgery options.