Have you ever fallen smack on your butt and felt like you broke your tailbone? They may or may not even X-ray it at the hospital because if it is broken frankly there is nothing you can do about it. Most of the time really it isn’t broken but you walk around, or rather sit around, very carefully for about 2-4 weeks because it hurts so much. If you really smacked it good it hurts longer. If you are really unlucky it can hurt for years or indefinitely and you just live with it.
What would you say if I told you there IS actually something you can do about it? Would it be worth a couple treatments with me to make it go away, usually permanently?
Ok, so we will get to that….So what made me think of this? It’s October, there is no ice on the ground (though its coming – even though its been warm….it’s coming). My almost-grandmother*** fell a couple weeks ago and fell right on her tailbone. She is 90 and ended up at the hospital for other reasons but they didn’t bother X-raying her (see above) and the pain she had (in her butt) was one of her biggest problems upon her return home (she is doing well btw -thanks!)
***Sidebar – what in the what is an ‘almost-grandmother’? Ok so we aren’t related by blood. She has no children or grandchildren and all of my biological grandparents and my mom are gone. Rita has been part of my life since I was 12 as she worked for my Dad as his bookkeeper. She and her husband Jake spent every holiday I can remember at our house and after my Mom died I continued that tradition. She is one of my closest family members, I love her. I’ve adopted her and she has adopted me. So there you have it ‘almost-grandmother’ Oma Rita.
Ok back to the pain in the ass that is tailbone pain. I went to her house a few days in a row to help her out and now there is no pain anymore. With a fall onto the tailbone, often the pain comes from irritation and inflammation to the ligaments that attach the tailbone (or coccyx) to the bottom of the spine (the sacrum). Fixing this problem is as easy as doing some soft tissue treatment (gently) to the area to settle the inflammation. Yes this means I may have to touch your butt – I promise to ask first and not catch you by surprise.
All joking aside, its simple, it works, it takes very little time and its worth it.
Next time you fall on your ass – think of me.