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Doctor insights on: Chiropractic For Sore Tailbone

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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Can chiropractic adjustments help soreness?

Can chiropractic adjustments help soreness?

Short term: Chiropractic is based upon an outmoded theory proven to be wrong. Therefore they cannot diagnosis or cure. However they offer a deep massage which can relieve some degrees of back pain and soreness. Best to see your regular doctor first for a diagnosis and cure if possible. See the chiropractor as if you were visiting a massage therapist only. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have damage from a chiropractic treatment, and not just normal muscle soreness?

Hard to tell: Any treatment or therapy can cause increased pain. A good deep massage can leave you sore for days. I would discuss your pain with the chiropractor. ...Read more

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Sore throat after chiropractic adjustment, normal?

Sore throat after chiropractic adjustment, normal?

No it is not: No it is not normal to get sore throat after chiropractic adjustment. ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor ever recommended as a good alternative to medication for a sore neck?

Is a chiropractor ever recommended as a good alternative to medication for a sore neck?

Yes but it depends: Chiropractors can often help neck pain, but it depends on the cause of the neck pain and the type of chiropractor-some are much better than others. There are many different styles of chiropractic.I prefer those who use gentle techniques like direct non-force, network & activator.Besides medication, consider seeing an osteopath who does manipulation, massage therapy, physical therapy or acupuncture. ...Read more

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Why do you get sore after you go a chiropractor to get aligned and i feel my nerves going crazy.

Why do you get sore after you go a chiropractor to get aligned and i feel my nerves going crazy.

Its normal. : It is common to be sore after an adjustment or omm. They are pushing muscles and changing the way your body mechanics work. Adjusting to your new body mechanics commonly causes soreness. It usually resolves in 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Seen chiropractor 10 times now for for lower left adjustment.Now Last 2 adjustments I feel a sore nerve left inside thigh and left testical at times.

Seen chiropractor 10 times now for for lower left adjustment.Now Last 2 adjustments I feel a sore nerve left inside thigh and left testical at times.

L1 radiculopathy: The skin distribution you describe is covered by the ilioinguinal nerve which is a branch of the first lumbar root L1. Based on your hx of low back adjustment, your left L1 root may have gotten irritated either from a sudden nerve root repositioning or from a mechanical compression by the contents of your spine (disk bulge, osteophyte complex etc). mri L spine would show a new disk bulge. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore lower back. Can't walk straight. Should I go see a chiropractor?

I woke up with a sore lower back. Can't walk straight. Should I go see a chiropractor?

A trip to your: family doc or ER would be a good place to start. You can see a chiropractor if you like after you have a clear idea about what is going on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel very sore from the chiropractor after a couple of visits? I'm worried because I woke up last night head ache nausea and neck back

Why do it? : 23 yo female has "headache, nauseousness & neck pain" after chiropractic visit. This is concerning and a real medical doctor who is licensed to diagnose, which chiropractors are not, needs to evaluate these worrisome symptoms. There is no evidence that jerking on neck does anything efficacious, & it can be dangerous. I bet most medical doctors would never submit themselves to such hokus pokus. ...Read more

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How long it takes for swelled coccyx pain to finish completely after falling frm a water slide, is chiropractic best in this case.What abt cold packs?

How long it takes for swelled coccyx pain to finish completely after falling frm a water slide, is chiropractic best in this case.What abt cold packs?

Ice, acup, chiro: Immediate swelling can be addressed with cold packs. It may be prudent to have it evaluated for fracture. Coccyx pain may best be addressed with acupuncture while still acute, then consider instrument based adjustments. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing aching pain from mid back, though hips, and down legs. Chiropractic isn't helping. What could this be?

I have been experiencing aching pain from mid back, though hips, and down legs. Chiropractic isn't helping. What could this be?

Many reasons: you need a good physical. Next step = medical doctor. Could be a spinal process, or something causing pressure on spinal nerves. Beware pregnancy too! Get well. Happy New Year. ...Read more

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Can a sore tailbone be cancer?

Can a sore tailbone be cancer?

Sore Tailbone: While it could be cancer, there are other more common causes of tailbone pain, such as pilonidal cyst or trauma. An x-ray would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and ice/heat and topical treatments such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. See a physician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone). How can I treat this?

Consult your PCP to: Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surgeon, while for the p. Cyst a referral to a gen surgeon would be more appropriate. So seeing the pcp would be beneficial to start investigations/referrals. Meanwhile take some pain meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

Let me explian: Most likely not but take care them early before they cause more problems. Ask your doctor to take x-ray on the tail bone to see if it is broken. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any ideas why a person would experience on and off tailbone pain? I injured the area as a child, but now decades later i feel soreness/pain at times

Any ideas why a person would experience on and off tailbone pain? I injured the area as a child, but now decades later i feel soreness/pain at times

Pilonidal cyst?: A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. It can be perceived as pain in the area you describe. Have it checked. ...Read more

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How can I heal tailbone soreness?

Protect: This takes time. Sit on a doughnut all the time, or stand. Have you had an xr or been evaluated by an orthopedist? If not this is the place to start. ...Read more

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Tailbone sore for no reason, what could be wrong?

Tailbone sore for no reason, what could be wrong?

Hard to say: There is a condition known as coccydynia, which means pain from the tailbone. In this condition, the tailbone is usually quite tender. It also may be coming from other structures in the area as well. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can. Determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more