A long-term solution for a sore tailbone that worked great for me!

Lisa Marie Andres lma2112@ksu.edu

Two summers ago I started having this sore tailbone at work. Once it started, it hurt constantly--when I woke up, when I walked, when I sat, pretty much all the time. I went to a doctor and they had no answer for me.

I wanted to try anything, including removal of my tailbone! So I called a family friend who is a chiropractor. He x-rayed my spine from the side and found that my tailbone kind of had the wrong curve to it. I don't know if it is something I was born with or something that developed as the result of a fall or something. He called it coccyxalgia or something like that. He applied pressure to my tailbone a few times. It was slightly sore but then immediately started feeling better. He told me that I would have to come back a few times a year for the rest of my life. Well, I don't know what happened, but I only went back two more times.

Now I don't hardly think about the pain I had any more because it is completely gone. It only came back once because I fell backwards this summer and hit my tailbone directly on the corner of something. I went back to him once more and it has been gone for months.

Please do not have your coccyx removed! Please consult one or two good chiropractors!

Lisa

Updated 2002-03-10

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