A male patient in his late 30’s came in one day complaining of groin pain. He told me it radiated from his middle back area, on the right side.
His main concern was that the pain traveling towards his groin was serious. His history and initial exam revealed two things — he was really stiff in his mid back, and was wearing his belt too tight. I prescribed a trial of chiropractic care and adjusting his belt tightness. He felt great relief when his groin pain was resolved.
Maignes Syndrome is a pain in the groin.
Pain radiating from the mid back which wraps around the waist and travels towards the groin could be Maignes Syndrome. Patients also tend to experience pain in the lower back, hip, and groin.
Maignes syndrome can be worrisome for patients. No one wants to experience pain in their groin area! Luckily it doesn’t present any real danger to the groin. But, it can cause some pelvic floor issues which need to be addressed.
What causes Maignes Syndrome?
Maignes syndrome is caused by an impingement of the nerves that leave the mid back. Misalignment in the mid back region will cause the nerves to become irritated. This causes the radiating pain. The symptoms pose little threat in most cases to the groin, you just happen to feel the pain in that region. Maignes syndrome can be caused by being overweight, wearing really tight clothing, or lack of mid back motion.
How do we treat Maignes Syndrome?
Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the nerves in the region. Adjustments also decrease inflammation, allowing the nerves to calm down and function properly. Exercise is then prescribed to restore proper function to the region.
How long does the treatment for Maignes Syndrome take?
Most patients see significant results quickly in treatment. In cases where weight is a key factor, symptoms may persist until weight loss occurs.
What can I do to avoid Maignes Syndrome?
Movement is key to maintaining musculoskeletal health. Making significant lifestyle modifications to achieve weight loss is good for overall health. So is exercise. Healthy weight and exercise are advised to avoid the pain of Maignes Syndrome, as well as to more fully enjoy life.
Worried or frustrated by groin pain? See your chiropractor to be assessed and treated.
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