Posts made in October, 2016

Relieving Coccyx Pain Through Manual Therapy

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

One structure that is a common cause of tailbone pain is the anococcygeal ligament. This ligament attaches the anal sphincter to the coccyx. Your physical therapist should be palpating for pain, tension, thickening, and integrity. Many times this ligament is damaged or sprained from a fall or other trauma and can be a causative or perpetuating factor in coccydynia, chronic pelvic pain, sexual pain or pelvic floor overactivity in men and women. Here we are performing a palpation assessment of the ligament and if needed manual therapies such as cross friction massage and myofascial release...

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