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Acupuncture For Tailbone Pain
I have serious coccyx problem. Exercising helps a bit but not 100%.what should I try? Acupuncture? Osteopathy? Manual therapy wasn't enough.
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface. Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces. Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications. When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more
Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more
Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more
Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Sits Bath for 15 min:
Every day, stool softener, be sure no rectal problems.
Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia consisting of decreased sitting seat cushioning coccygeal massage, stretching, manipulation local injection of steroids or anesthetics and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from surgery. ...Read more
Rest, ice: Falls can cause severe pain, but more often than not, this pain is related to bruising. Less commonly, the coccyx can be broken (fracture), though treatment is similar. Avoid pressure on the area, ice as able, and allow your body to heal itself. Donut hole cushions can be helpful to allow sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more
Coccydynia: The name for coccyx pain is coccydynia. Most often from direct trauma, but can occur with exercise or without any specific reason. ...Read more
Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more
Avoid hard surfaces: Usually pain subside in few days on its own however here are some tips that may help:avoid constipation, avoid seatind on any hard surface, the use of a cushion when sitting (silicon or inflatable)may help as well as the use of seatbaths. Can olso use ovc medications such as Aleve (naproxen) if you have no contraindications to take it. ...Read more
Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?
Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more
One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain.
I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
Pemf: Use pulsed electromagnetic device to reset pain. ...Read more
Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen for an examination. ...Read more
Coccydynia: Coccydynia literally means pain coming from the tailbone and its cause is not known. Because the condition responds exceptionally well to an injection of cortisone directly into the coccyx and because cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is felt the condition may be from an inflammation of the coccyx. Consider being seen, thank you for your question. ...Read more
Coccyx: Lunges and squats, but watch for pain level. ...Read more
Let me tell from: Experience the best one is the daunt one which suspend the area. ...Read more
Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx. ...Read more
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