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Maigne's Syndrome: Lower Back, Buttocks, and Hip Pain

May 12, 2023
Lower back pain patient of Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries in Altoona, Ankeny, Grimes, Iowa
Maigne's syndrome is a common cause of buttocks, upper lower back pain, hip, inguinal, and groin pain. It's one of the most common causes of lower back pain most primary care physicians and chiropractors have never heard of and don't know how to diagnosis

Lumbar plexus neuropathy or Maigne's is a condition that affects the nerves in the upper lower back region known as the lumbar plexus. This can result in pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness in the buttocks, groin, inguinal area, and lower extremities. The lumbar plexus is a network of nerves that originates from the spinal cord and supplies the lower abdominal wall, buttocks, genitals, and legs.  

The causes of lumbar plexus neuropathy can vary, but some common factors include trauma to the lower back, compression of the nerves due to spinal disc herniation or tumors, infections, autoimmune disorders, compression fractures, spinal misalignment, spinal stenosis, and nerve damage from diabetes or other chronic illnesses.

Symptoms of lumbar plexus neuropathy may include a dull or sharp pain in the lower back or legs, weakness in the legs or hip, difficulty standing or walking,  numbness or tingling in the legs, hip buttocks, inguinal area, lower abdominal area, groin, and loss of bladder or bowel control in severe cases.

Treatment options for lumbar plexus neuropathy depend on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Treatment may include chiropractic, spinal decompression, MLS cold laser therapy, pain medication, physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgery, and lifestyle modifications such as weight loss and exercise.

If you are experiencing symptoms of lumbar plexus neuropathy, it is important to seek medical attention promptly to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  Our chiropractors at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries are expert diagnosticians and can accurately diagnose and effectively treat conditions such as lumbar plexus neuropathy.  Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries have locations and chiropractors that have been voted the best in Ankeny, Altoona, and Grimes, Iowa.