Try Chiropractor/body work

Rebecca - rbwidmer@gmail.com

Posted 2008-11-09

I have had lower back/coccyx pain for three months now and have been seeing a body worker for about 5 weeks, this last treatment we discussed the issues I was having again and the body worker realized my tailbone was misaligned. After having an MRI (disc degeneration btw l4-l5 and l5-s1) without nerve impingement, numerous x-rays of the lumbar region and diverting many medications, a simple adjustment of my coccyx improved my situation by 70%. I still have lower back soreness and stiffness, which will heal with time, but I am finally able to sit again. It is amazing! I definitely recommend everyone with coccyx pain, inability to sit/stand/walk for extended periods of time, and little relief from pain medications to go to a chiropractor or soft body manipulator (body worker, in osteokinesthesis and/or connective tissue release). I'm sure you can go to a Chiropractor who specializes in such work and get the same results. My only other recommendation is to ask for references and ask the chiropractor/body worker how long they've been doing their work, if they think they can help you, how many sessions they think it will take, etc. If they are really concerned about your health they will provide you with honest estimates, provide references, exercises/stretches for you to do between appointments, and recommend a combination of therapies (but check them out before you do them!).

Another therapy I don't have any experience is prolotherapy, I just heard about it friday and haven't made up my mind as to whether I want to try it or not. Here are the links, that were shared with me: www.getprolo.com, http://www.prolotherapy.org.

All the best to you!

Rebecca

Note from Jon Miles:

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