We Treat Tailbone Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
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.
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. 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.
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.
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