More often than not, excruciating pain in the coccyx, commonly known as the tailbone, can keep you from leading a normal life. Coccygeal pain, medically referred to as coccydynia, normally intensifies when you are trying to sit down or stand up. In fact, performing any activity that puts stress on your tailbone could aggravate the pain.
The condition usually occurs when there has been a trauma to the coccyx, such as a fall that has resulted in one landing on their tailbone, or even childbirth. In many cases, coccydynia is idiopathic (without any apparent cause).
Hence, it is imperative to undergo a thorough check-up to determine the cause and source of the pain.
When you visit your chiropractor for the first time, he will go through all your medical reports to have a preliminary understanding of your condition.
Additionally, he will conduct a detailed chiropractic, neurological, orthopaedic, and physical assessment to pinpoint the source of the problem. He may also recommend MRI scans and/or X-rays to be absolutely sure about where the pain is originating from and what is causing it.
He will carry out further investigations to establish the treatment mode that will be most effective in your case as well as determine contraindications for treating you. Whether the chiropractor will start treating you immediately following the consultation or at your next appointment, will depend considerably on the severity of your condition.
During your second consultation, the chiropractor will explain his findings, ensuring you understand the details of the physical, orthopaedic, chiropractic, neurological, X-Rays, and all other related investigations. Finally, he will describe the diagnosis, and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
While explaining the treatment plan, your chiropractor will consider if the condition is recurrent. He may also take into account any specific indication or symptom which makes you a potential candidate for chronic coccydynia. Chiropractors generally utilise a range of soft tissue techniques and adjustments to help unbind stiff muscles, and release fixed joints respectively, thereby helping ease the pain.
Chiropractic Treatment for Coccydynia
Chiropractic therapy can prove remarkably helpful in dealing with coccygeal pain. Depending on your condition or situation, you may need to visit the chiropractor nothing less than 4-5 times for relief of pain. The nature of your coccydynia as well as the duration for which you have been suffering will determine the total number of therapies you may have to undertake.
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