• Tanvi Desai

Chiropractic care for Maigne's Syndrome

Low back pain is an alarmingly common condition in the US.

And a vast majority of chronic back pain diagnoses–is non-specific low back pain. A symptom is defined as non-specific when it cannot be traced to a known condition. This gives a lot of patients the false idea that there is no cause behind their back pain.


And that is never true. There is always a cause.


Either due to a lack of proper diagnostic tools or limitations of the doctor–some conditions remain undiagnosed. And a specific cause is left unsaid.


In this blog, I will talk about one such “elusive” condition, that is usually associated with low back pain- Maigne’s syndrome.


The elusive Maigne’s syndrome

Maigne’s syndrome is one of the most overlooked spinal conditions in healthcare. It is also known as Lumbodorsal syndrome–and is a relatively common spinal disorder. Caused mainly by joint degeneration, it affects the thoracolumbar region of the spine (The area connecting the mid and lower spine).

One reason it goes unchecked–is that the symptoms associated with this condition are usually referred. This means, problems may not arise at the source of damage or dysfunction. Instead, the pain is felt elsewhere in the body–usually hips, groin, or thighs. This misleads a lot of clinicians.


It is rather difficult to know how many of us are actually dealing with Maigne’s syndrome.


The common symptoms

Without an idea of the root problem, your low back pain can be difficult to manage. So, it is important that you keep track of any symptoms you might have–and visit your doctor if you feel you have Maigne’s syndrome.

The symptoms of this condition typically include-

  • Pain in the groin or genitals

  • Lower abdominal/abdominal pain

  • Low back pain

  • Lumbosacral pain (lower back and the back of the pelvis)

  • Pain in the pubic bone (forward facing part of the pelvis)

You may also check for Maigne’s syndrome if you were in an accident or any form of physical trauma recently. Please get yourself checked even if you are not in pain.


Chiropractic solution to Maigne’s syndrome

In my office, I will start with a thorough examination of your condition. Symptoms hold the key to identifying the nature of your problem. I typically refrain from dwelling much into X-rays and other imaging. If we are dealing with Maigne’s syndrome, any form of degeneration or inflammation found–need not lead us to the source.


Your facet joints will be the center of examination. Manually “feeling” the facet joints usually provokes the pain associated with Maigne’s syndrome.


And coming to the treatment–activator methods have been an incredibly effective answer. It helps remove the facet syndrome at the thoracolumbar junction–and this is often key in alleviating the pain and symptoms associated with Maigne’s syndrome. A combination of adjustments and realignments may also help reduce degeneration at the facet joints.


Are you in pain?

Please do not hesitate to get a check-up. A lot of patients end up sitting on this condition–mostly because they are unaware. This only worsens the situation and opens up further problems down the road.

Let us help you out. At Lotus Chiropractic Care, Dr. Tanvi Desai can assess your condition and help you take the next step.


If you have Maigne’s syndrome, know that there is a natural answer to it.


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