Why Your Coccydynia is a Pain in the Butt

When it hurts to sit, particularly on hard surfaces, sufferers may rotate their hips to shift weight onto their hip and relieve pressure. This can result in vertebral misalignment.

The medical condition coccydynia has several names: coccalgia, coccygalgia, coccygial, coccygodynia are a few. The most obvious symptom is pain in the coccyx (tailbone)—the very end of backache. This pain might radiate to lower extremities. The challenge for an osteopath is to distinguish whether radiculopathy (referred nerve pain) or muscle spasms are primary or secondary symptoms.

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December 10, 2018 by Kevin Williams

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