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Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome - MALS

Providing Hope & Support for MALS Patients

Mind • Body • Spirit

The National MALS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing hope and support (body, mind and spirit) to those suffering from the debilitating symptoms of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Research within the clinical and mainstream communities.

We started this foundation to:

  • be the voice and bring awareness to such a debilitating disease

  • advocate for faster and more reliable diagnostic tests, pre- and post-surgical protocols, including short and long term follow-up, and a smooth transition of care for comprehensive supportive services based on body, mind, spirit connection to healing the whole person

  • providing guidance and support in the medical community for standardized protocols in diagnosis and treatment of MALS patients

  • educate those patients and family members who are looking for information that may help them on the path to getting answers for their pain and suffering, and for clinicians who are looking for answers for their patients.

The good news is there’s hope for symptom resolution through managed care, surgical treatment, and incorporating various traditional and complementary/alternative therapeutic modalities. We just need to work together to ease the paths of more patients and to educate an increasing number of clinicians.

Patient Information
Adults
  • SYMPTOMS

  • DIAGNOSIS and TESTS/IMAGING

  • MANAGEMENT and SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS

MALS in adults
MALS in children
Pediatrics
  • MALS FAQ's

  • TESTS TO DIAGNOSE MALS

  • TESTING QUESTIONS

  • COMMON ILLNESSES

  • CONNECTING WITH OTHERS