I injured my tailbone about six weeks ago. My horse was trying to get out of a boggy spot and bucked his way out of it. End result is that my tailbone is really sore at the base, and it feels worse when I ride my horse or bike.
My chiro saw it today and worked on it. He feels if it still hurts I should get an x-ray. One of the "fixes" if it is pushed to the side is the go into the rectum and "push"it back out . He does not offer this ,ahem "service" but has heard it can work. Anyone have this problem, and if so, did you try this method??
My sister, some years ago, fell on some ice, and cracked her coccyx-I think that is the proper term for your tailbone. It was achy and VERY sore for weeks-like 12 weeks!!, she had to sit on a donut type pillow, take lots of anti-inflammatories,etc., etc. It was diagnosed by x ray.
I would recommend an xray. A "internal rectal push" or whatever your chiro man is describing won't help you if you have a cracked tailbone-in fact, I think it would be mighty uncomfortable, and possibly even incredibly painful...I would get thee to a Dr. Good luck to you, hope you are better soon.
My PT guy says he has only gotten patients to ok that treatment twice. I was NOT one of them. He manipulated it from the outside and it hurt like childbirth level of pain. I mean screaming, sweating etc. I don't know if it would hurt more or less from the inside and I don't want to find out. You should have xrays and probably an MRI before you make any decisions.
I have not had it done. My previous osteopath did tell me that there are numerous internal manipulations. Get the radiograph first. If there's no fracture, then internal manipulation might be a good option.
I had to have my tailbone manipulated, I used my massage therapist who read up a whole bunch on the treatment. We kept it to external which seemed to do the trick for me but prior to that I had an mri and xray to make sure it wasn't broken before treatment. Personally I didn't think the manipulation was that bad, there was definitely an initial moment of (OW!) but once passed that it was such a relief. Good luck!
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