A “hooked” coccyx is an often overlooked source of pelvic pain. Erik Dalton, featured in the video below, demos a sample deep tissue routine taken from his Level 4, “Low Back, Hip and Leg Pain” massage therapy continuing education DVDs that helps mobilize these
When one is suffering from coccydynia or a fractured coccyx, treatment for coccyx pain is of great importance. The pain caused from a broken tailbone or fractured coccyx can almost be unbearable for those who are afflicted. It seems that the pain will never go away, but there are opti
A dynamic coccyx x-ray is crucial to a successful diagnosis of coccydynia that will lead to a potential subsequent coccygectomy. If you have a sore tailbone and the chronic pain simply does not go away, you need to insist on a dynamic coccyx xray to confirm that your pain in your tail
Learn about the anatomy of the coccyx (tailbone) At the end of this article, you should be able to recognize the anatomy of the coccyx (or tailbone). The coccyx is the very bottom portion of the spine. It represents a vestigial tail (hence the common term “tailbone“) and c
What exactly is a ‘coccyx’ and what is its function? The word coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo, the name apparently having been derived from the tailbone’s shape, which resembles that of a cuckoo’s beak. The coccyx is the terminal end of the spine, just inferior
For people who suffer with tailbone pain or coccydynia (coccyx pain), it can be difficult to decide whether or not to have the coccyx surgery to remove the tailbone (coccyx removal surgery, also called coccygectomy). These steps will focus on helping people and their doctors decide wh
This video by Dr. Patrick Foye is about how to tell if your x-ray includes the coccyx or tailbone area. There are special technique to take x-rays of someone suffering from tailbone pain or coccydynia, and this video will help you learn what needs to be included in the x-ray.