Why You Should Know About Maigne's Syndrome

Chronic pain anywhere is a difficult, life-interrupting condition. Joint pain can be devastating, but back pain can affect you more than pain in any other part or joint of your body. Back pain can show symptoms that range from headaches to pain in your knees to your feet. 

Around 16 million adults in the United States live with back pain, and it’s the most commonly cited reason for missing work. With millions of workers out, the hours of missed work runs in the millions, as does the money that would have been earned. Back pain can affect your job, your social life, and your self-image. 

At Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, we’re not only back pain specialists; we understand the difficulties that come with living with chronic pain. Your chronic pain could be the result of an accident or even of back surgery. For certain types of back problems, the pain can radiate down your lower body, making it hard to stand, walk, or sit. 

Jason Ablett, DC, has years of experience treating various chiropractic conditions, including Maigne’s syndrome. Maigne’s syndrome has several types, and each of them can cause pain in your body and/or headaches. 

What is Maigne’s syndrome? 

Maigne’s syndrome, also known as dorsal ramus syndrome or thoracolumbar junction syndrome, may cause headaches and/or pain in your:

If you experience pain in your upper body, you may have cervical dorsal ramus syndrome. If the pain is stronger in your lower body, you may have lumbar dorsal ramus syndrome. The two different classes of the condition are further broken down into types, and each type can cause chronic pain. 

The various sources of pain stem from a major nerve in your spine called the dorsal ramus. This nerve can become pinched or twisted, causing it to wind around muscle, bone, or both. This causes painful inflammation in various parts of the body. 

Maigne’s syndrome is just one of the reasons that you should seek medical attention after a car accident, even if you’re not in pain. This condition could be the result of a car accident or sports injury. You could also suffer Maigne’s syndrome if you’ve had back surgery. It’s one of the risks of certain types of back surgery. 

How do I know I have Maigne’s syndrome? 

Dr. Ablett and our team at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic are ready and able to assist you. If you’re living with chronic back pain that reaches other parts of your body, you deserve top-quality care, and we’re here to provide it. 


Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Ablett. We’ll assess your medical history and all of your symptoms and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to get you the relief that you need to live a more fulfilling life. Call us today for an appointment, or use our online tool to request an appointment.

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