Redondo Beach Chiropractor Explains Tailbone Injuries

Redondo Beach Chiropractor Explains Tailbone Injuries

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When people experience pain sitting down and problems associated with sciatica, a tailbone injury may be to blame. Although breaks and bruises in the lowest part of the spine are rare, they can be highly debilitating and painful.

The tailbone, also known as the coccyx, is a fusion of vertebrae and ligaments into a single structure. Like the rest of the spine, it can become the location of pinched nerves when it is out of alignment or its soft tissues are inflamed. Because of its location near the thighs, the pinched nerve in question may be a sciatic nerve, in which case the patient may experience incontinence, tingling and weakness in the leg and foot, as well as radiating pain. The coccyx is usually well-insulated against injury, but it can be damaged during childbirth or horseback or bicycle riding.

It is best to allow the tailbone to heal naturally, but this will take some time. To help ease patients’ discomfort, we provide adjustments, acupuncture, and instructions in therapeutic exercise. Patients can keep weight off the tailbone when they are seated by using a ring-shaped cushion or a chiropractic stress wedge.

The Catalina Medical Center is located at 1919 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, California, 90277. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call at (310) 378-7246.

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Catalina Medical Center
1919 South Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 378-7246