Surely I’m not the only one who has fallen on their tailbone. About 20 years ago, I did, and it took several weeks of stretching and recovery, but I never had it x-rayed or seen by a doctor (idiot 20-something). Did not bother me for years. I also have slight scoliosis.
Flash forward about 10 years, I was experiencing migraines, back pain, lower back pain.- I started going to a chiropractor, and a very talented cranio-sacral, acupuncture, TCM, Tui Na (Chinese bodywork), practitioner. He completely cured me of migraines (no joke- I used to have monthly migraines, now maybe once a year or every other year when I am very stressed). Did not feel pain specifically in the tailbone, but had significant relief overall with everything.
Flash forward another 10 years, last year- started experiencing significant pain while going to sit down or stand up. Started to use a doughnut cushion. still going to see a chiropractor, using an inversion table (also have some pain in neck/shoulder area), acupuncture mat, etc.
Felt relief for about a year, and now recently it has started plaguing me again. Have an appointment with my PCP in early November to decide where to go with conventional medicine (I’m crying Uncle at this point). X-rays, perhaps?
I rotate sitting on either a doughnut cushion, an exercise ball, or just laying flat on the couch with the laptop on my lap.
Tried riding last year, was uncomfortable for anything longer than 20-30 minutes. Recently had to put down my retired guy, but would really like to get back into riding.
Help! Anyone have experience with this?