We Treat Tailbone Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
The tailbone is vulnerable to numerous traumas in life, with blows from behind during a fall…
We have successfully treated tailbone (coccyx) pain for over 20 years. Our therapy is conservative and designed to relieve the pain permanently, without the risks of surgery or the need for pain medications. Studies published in respected U.S. and international medical journals found that our therapy significantly deceased pain and increased function in the coccyx and surrounding areas of the body. Complete the online Request Consultation form to receive a free phone consultation with an expert therapist and learn more about our treatment for coccyx pain.
…and from adhesions in front, that can pull the tailbone forward.
Tailbone pain, also referred to as coccyx pain, can affect all aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of their families and friends.
The tailbone can cause pain or dysfunction when it is pushed or pulled forward.
Pain that persists for more than three months is considered chronic. Symptoms may include difficulty with sitting, pain with deep penetration during intercourse (for women), constipation and even severe headaches. Some people also report concurrent back pain
A fall, surgery or accident can move the tailbone out of its normal place, causing constipation, tailbone or lower back pain. In all of these situations, the coccyx may be pushed into an awkward angle. The consequent pull on support ligaments and nerves can cause moderate to debilitating tailbone pain. Reproductive and sexual function can also be affected by this mechanism. Examples of problems can include inability to have an orgasm or difficulty maintaining an erection, decreased libido and infertility.
It can cause difficulty sitting, block bowel movements (causing constipation), or be hit by a woman’s partner during intercourse – any of which can cause pain.
Our therapists have successfully treated tailbone pain
(coccydynia or coccygodynia) since 1989. Most of our tailbone pain patients spent years searching for relief before finding us. For most of them, the search for pain relief ends with significant or total resolution at one of our clinics.
Few clinics or physicians offer treatment for tailbone pain, other than medications to mask the pain. While chiropractic care may help temporarily, we have found that pain resolution requires treating the strong, underlying adhesions that pull the coccyx out of its normal structure and balance.
A displaced tailbone can cause persistent or recurring headaches due to the pull of the dura, that stretches from tailbone to skull.
Clear Passage therapists have extensive experience treating this delicate area. We do so with the patient’s permission, with professionalism, and with respect for the privacy and sensitivity of each client.
Most physicians agree that surgery is a treatment of last resort for coccyx pain. While surgery can address adhesions and other mechanical problems, surgery also causes more adhesions to form as the body heals from the surgery. Surgically removing part of the tailbone has brought relief for some; for others, it has brought a lifetime of debilitating pain.
By Belinda Wurn, PT, National Director of Services, Physical Therapist at Clear Passage Physical Therapy - Gainesville, Florida Area