YOUNG ADULT PROBLEMS: COCCYDYNIA

I have yet to meet a non-medical practitioner who has heard of this condition although nearly every patient I have ever questioned has suffered from it! Coccydynia or coccygodynia is simply pain in the region of the coccyx, which is the bone at the base of the spine or at the top of the buttock cleft. Most of us will have fallen on it at some point and this is a major cause of discomfort although pain can emanate from that area without trauma due to compression of nerves and muscular spasm.

RECOMMENDATIONS

As soon as possible, commence the remedy Arnica 6, four pills every hour. Apply Arnica cream and avoid sitting on hard surfaces.

Persisting pain should be examined by an osteopath with knowledge of cranial osteopathy. Chiropractors and acupuncturists may also have an angle on this problem.

Hot baths and hot water bottles can be instantly relieving.

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