Often times of trouble and injury are caused by trauma to the coccyx area, which is a triangle bony structure located at the bottom of the vertebral column. There are about 3 to 5 bony segments, and they are held into place by joints and ligaments, and it is very easy to damage your coccyx.
If you have any questions about how you might injure your tailbone, it could be as simple as falling, having a child or even bone spurs. That is not a full and exhaustive list, simply some of the most common ways that people injure their tailbone. Furthermore it is important to note that when you are injuring your tailbone you might have a bruise, dislocation or even fracture.
So what can a chiropractor do for your trouble and injury? If your tailbone is simply moved out of alignment and is causing irritation to the nerves in the tissues, a chiropractor is going to be able to correct this misalignment which can bring you some minor pain relief. They are also going to be able to teach you exercises and stretches that can help both your tailbone pain and a tailbone injury.
Oftentimes when you are given an exercise for tailbone pain or injury, you’re going to be stretching and strengthening the muscles and tendons surrounding the tailbone. Try these yoga poses to relieve some pain:
The yoga pose called cat cow is going to be able to help you relieve tailbone pain because it reduces the tension of the tissues around the bony structure. When you are doing this pose, you must get on your hands and knees with your hands directly underneath your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Upon exhaling, arch your back towards the floor and then inhale and arch your back while lifting your head up.
Child’s pose is going to tone the muscles of the pelvis while also stimulating blood flow and giving your back a stretch. You should start by getting on your hands and knees, very similar to cat cow, then you are going to set your bottom back on your heels and lower your chest to the floor. You want to hold this pose, breathing in slowly.
The cobra pose is going to be a stretch that opens up the chest and relieves tissue pain throughout the spine and lower back. This pose begins by laying facing down, placing your elbows on the floor underneath your shoulders with your hands pointed forward. Upon stretching, you lift your chest to the sky and extend your elbows and straighten her arms. Keep your hips in contact with the floor and squeeze your shoulder blades together.
BY: Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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