My recovery from coccyx pain

Anonymous, USA

Posted 2016-06-12

I fell down the stairs 5.5 months ago landing on my tailbone, I was screaming like I'd been murdered the pain was the worst pain I've ever had in my life, I thought I had shattered my spine it was so bad. I've been in extreme pain since then when I sit for any period of time even with a coccyx cushion. Going in the car anywhere would make it a lot worse, I couldn't think to sit in a movie theater or go for dinner with my husband or sit at my desk to work. I had 3 months of acupuncture, which felt good but didn't fix the problem for me, I used an infrared heat lamp which helped the pain a lot, but I wasn't really improving or getting my life back which scared me and after reading many peoples stories I was afraid this was my life now. I was worried my only option would be surgery or having the bone internally manipulated, neither of which I wanted to do.

I have had Bowen therapy in the past for a shoulder injury- it worked very well so I wanted to try it again before going down any invasive paths. I found a fantastic Bowen practitioner, Susan Kinsgbury, (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, Washington State). When Susan said she was the "tailbone queen" I leapt for joy. After my first session, I had relief, it still felt very tender but there was a lot of inflammation that had to go down, 3 days later I could sit on my coccyx without a coccyx cushion and even lean back on it, which I couldn't even think to do before.

Its been 6 days now and I can sit on a hard bench, lean back on my tailbone and it feels 99% better. I'm having another session tomorrow, but I know I'm better and I am so happy and grateful. Susan is also in my medical insurance which is amazing to be healed for just my copayment.

I will be eternally grateful to Susan for giving me back my life and I am so thankful to have chosen Bowen therapy to heal this area as it was very gentle and 100% effective for me.

I really hope it can help others with this painful injury.

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