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Chiropractic For Sore Tailbone
Tailbone aching, rectal pressure and clear discharge, pain with deep sex. Have had pelvic exam that was normal. Chiropractor not helping. Cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if I have damage from a chiropractic treatment, and not just normal muscle soreness?
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
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
Persistently sore hip and knee on left outside after giving birth 3mos ago. See a chiropractor ? Or just stretch and wait it out?
Either: A good .D.O. Or chiropractor should be able to help with the pain. ...Read more
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
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?
I have been experiencing aching pain from mid back, though hips, and down legs. Chiropractic isn't helping. What could this be?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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