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  • Writer's pictureSusan Winograd PT

Tailbone (Coccyx) Pain.... A Real Pain in The Butt!!

Tailbone pain can be a real pain in the butt!!! (Pun definitely intended) The coccyx ( tailbone) is a triangular shaped bone at the end of the spine. Although t's a small bone it can cause BIG problems! Tailbone pain can be very painful to the touch, make sitting comfortably nearly impossible, and can make getting out of a chair, climbing stairs, or exercising very uncomfortable! It may even lead to painful intercourse. Click Here Did you know that tailbone pain is 5X more common in women?? What can A trained pelvic floor physical therapist do to help you resolve coccyx pain?? 1. Manual therapy- many of the pelvic floor muscles attach to the coccyx. The pelvic floor muscles are like any other muscle in the body and respond extremely well to manual therapy!! 2. Core component coordination- making sure that your respiratory diaphragm is coordinating with your pelvic diaphragm is really important. 3. Pelvic floor muscle training- these muscles need to be able to contract and relax. Weak pelvic floor muscles will not support the coccyx enough, tight or overactive pelvic floor muscles will pull it forward and can cause pain. Spasm on one side may pull the coccyx to one side causing pain as well. 4. Individualized Home exercise program for the coccyx is essential for long term healing. 5. Postural training in all positions to help retrain neutral alignment. 6. Body mechanic training to teach you how to use the right muscles for certain movements so that you’re not compensating and causing more coccyx pain. I’m sure you’re getting the picture that there are so many reasons why it’s so important to be seen by a pelvic floor specialist to help resolve tailbone pain. Click Here There is no need to live in pain visit now o schedule an appointment to be on your way to pain free living!! Click Here for tailbone pain relief stretches Best Wishes, Susan

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