4 Ways Osteopathic Care Helps Patients Suffering from Maignes Syndrome
Back pain is a daily issue for millions of Americans, with a variety of medical issues being the culprit. The results of lower back pain on the economy as a whole are far-reaching, from tons of lost work time to enormous medical costs. Maignes Syndrome is estimated to be the cause of a great deal of the instances of lower back pain.
Never heard of it? Lucky you because those who are diagnosed with Maignes Syndrome suffer pain that sometimes lasts for weeks or even months, and can become quite severe. Discomfort is increased sometimes when the patient twists his torso, or lifts a heavy object.
What is Maignes syndrome?
Also called Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome, Maignes Syndrome is a spinal disorder that is located in the nerves in the upper lumbar region of the back, causing pain to radiate along the nerves from the site. This spinal condition creates difficult to diagnose symptoms, since it often results in pain in a different part of the body than the actual source. It is believed this "condition exists because of the facet joint issues at the junction between the middle spine and lower spine.". The pain from Maignes Syndrome usually shows up in the hip, lower back, or groin.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, you may suffer from Maignes Syndrome. Schedule an Osteopathic visit as soon as possible, because an Osteopath benefits Maignes Syndrome sufferers in four important ways.
…help correctly diagnose it. Unfortunately, the nature of the pain and location of the condition frequently cause Maignes Syndrome to be misdiagnosed. Sacroiliac joint pain is sometimes the diagnosis they receive, which hinders proper treatment. For this reason, the patient needs to make certain they are working with an experienced Osteopath who understands the subtle differences between the two conditions.
…adjust the area where the issue originates. In order to minimize the symptoms of the condition, an Osteopath can administer manipulation on and around the area causing the issue, the thoracolumbar facet joints. Aligning this area correctly, and loosening the area that may have become tight from overcompensation, assists in relieving pain from Maignes Syndrome.
…offer at home exercises to help with healing. Fortunately, there are exercises that can aid Maignes Syndrome, both in loosening the tightness of the afflicted area, and building up the surrounding muscle strength so the body can compensate for the issue. An Osteopath who understands this spinal condition can walk you through a step-by-step exercise regimen of the types of exercises that will help your body adapt to and heal from Maignes Syndrome.
…promote your body’s ability to heal itself. Osteopathic care is a broad-based approach to the body’s inner function and balance. Experienced Osteopaths understand that all parts fit together for overall health. A patient with Maignes Syndrome benefits from Osteopathic care because of this.
Your Osteopath will make a series of manipulations that help the nervous system work at optimum capacity, which promotes healing to the entire body. Attacking Maignes Syndrome directly at the site and through the body as a whole promotes faster healing and increased mobility.
Individuals with Maignes Syndrome, unfortunately, face an uphill battle that begins with being correctly diagnosed. The complexity of the spinal condition is the primary reason to seek a professional Osteopath’s opinion at the first sign of ongoing lower back pain. Once Maignes Syndrome is correctly pinpointed, the Osteopath will be able to design an in-house and at-home blend of treatment options to minimize your healing time and achieve a pain-free, fully functioning back.