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Treatment of Tailbone Pain

Chiropractic care can provide lasting relief for selected types of tailbone pain or injuries.   We recommend chiropractic care as an initial approach for a tailbone injury,  before considering any injections or surgery, when possible.bridge01

After a clinical consultation, examination and/or review of imaging study, it is determined if you are a candidate for chiropractic care.  If you are not a candidate for chiropractic care,  you will be referred out to other healthcare providers for further evaluation or treatment.

If your clinical case is accepted, an initial treatment plan is proposed.   This treatment protocol is based on the experience of  treating many tailbone injuries utilizing one or more of the following :

  • coccyx adjustment
  • manual therapy
  • a variety of physiotherapy modalities
  • rehab exercises
  • ergonomics


Treatment clinical goals:

  • Relief
    Our initial goal is to relieve your pain and provide you with more comfort during your daily activities.
  • Rehab
    As soon as you are out of the pain or your pain has reduced substantially, our goal is the rehabilitation and strengthening of the related muscles.

A recent tailbone injury may respond very well to chiropractic care. Pain might be resolved or substantially decreased within a few visits, if the treatment is initiated shortly after the injury.

Chronic tailbone pain might present a more complicated clinical case that may require a longer treatment program, referral to other specialists or other types of treatment options.

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