Coccydynia or Coccyx Pain
Coccydynia is quite a debilitating condition for people. The causes can be from a fall, or in some cases, from the birthing process as well as surgical procedures.
The generation of pain can be due to a number of reasons; these are from dislocation of one or other of the coccyx bones, to ligament and muscular strain. Some times patients might also suffer from referred pain, this is pain which comes from another site distent from the point of felt pain. An example would be pain that is felt in the coccyx and in fact is being generated in the lower back.
The symptoms can vary from person to person and can include tailbone pain when sitting down. In some cases the pain may disappear on its own, in the cases when it does not, patients will come to the Osteopathic Life Clinic for treatment for an assessment and treatment.
For further information on coccydina please see the following video About Coccydynia
What to expect on your visit
Your practitioner will take a full case history; this is where he or she will ask a number of questions about the injury or area of concern.
Following this will be an assessment to find out what structures are involved. If it is deemed acceptable to treat your practitioner will explain their findings and with your permission treat accordingly. A treatment plan maybe discussed to get you back to full health if the problem is acute or chronic.
Our Osteopaths work on a number of different systems of the body the effect of which is to lower your pain and improve your natural healing process. Within these treatments there can be a number of different modalities used to improve your health and the injured area. This can include soft tissue techniques, as well as mobilization and manipulation of joints with in the body. Additionally Osteopathic Life Clinic offers Cranial Osteopathic techniques.
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