Tailbone Injury – How Your Headache Could’ve Started as a Pain in the…

Tailbone Injury – How Your Headache Could’ve Started as a Pain in the…

Have you been suffering with little relief?

It could be due to a tailbone injury (coccydynia). Often, these injuries are old sometimes stemming from childhood – we have forgotten about them– and they could be the literal root cause of your painful symptoms.

  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain and/or Spasms

  • Constipation

  • Gynecological Disharmony

  • Headaches

  • Depression

  • Obsession

  • Restlessness


When the connective tissue surrounding the tailbone is traumatized, the filum terminale may be pulled. This strand of connective tissue is connected to the dura mater which surrounds and protects the spinal cord and brain. When this is pulled, a plethora of head, neck and back pain can result. The reproductive and elimination systems can also be affected profoundly. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, the tailbone area is the center of emotional energy which in this case can also translate to psychological problems that are resistant to other treatments, including depression, obsession, and restlessness.

We use an elegant Japanese treatment protocol that produces big results. It includes gentle, painless acupuncture and moxibustion that relieves tight, tender spots, alleviates symptoms and treats at the root cause. This is often a profound healing experience.

My own experience resulted in chronic low back pain which plagued me for over a decade until I discovered this treatment. I mistakenly attributed this pain to other more recent events even though the skiing accident I had in my youth was so traumatic that I couldn’t walk normally for a full month. This painful, traumatic event’s prognosis varies depending on the patient, but can certainly be treated with success using a unique combination of  KMS, APM, and Moxibustion. Call us – we can help.

Call our office 828-333-5087 for an appointment

or schedule a free 30 min consultation with Chad to discuss your options.

Low back pain relief.

Low back pain relief.

Do you or someone you know suffer from back pain?

It’s not surprising because about 75 to 85 percent of Americans experience some form of back pain. Back pain can be sudden, sharp, debilitating pain or constant, nagging, debilitating pain. Either way, it can affect your mood, job performance, and family. As a back pain sufferer myself, I have found many effective solutions for low back pain relief and teach self care techniques to prevent recurrence.

low back pain Asheville Acupuncture

Unfortunately, I see a lot of back pain in my office both chronic and acute. Most people think the cause of low back pain is a disc herniation, stenosis, or osteoarthritis. This is often not the case.

In fact, the most common causes of back pain I see in my clinic are actually injuries to the ligaments and/or muscles. This is a critical point affecting treatment because the key to alleviating most back pain can be found in treating a combination of any or all of these casues. I have found that a multi-faceted approach is the quickest way to my patient’s recovery.

Important: Having low back pain does not always mean you have to get your back cracked, take addictive pain killers, or get surgery for relief.

Once the soft tissue is repaired, the low back can easily return to homeostasis and allow you to return to work, play sports, exercise, or whatever you love to do.

Low back pain can be complex and requires professional diagnosis. If you have serious back pain, see a certified neurologist or orthopedist for a biomedical diagnosis. In addition, seek out a licensed acupuncturist/massage therapist, or make an appointment with my office.

Bonus: 3 easy tips for a healthy low back

  1. Keep your back warm via hot water bottles, hot packs, and hot baths.
  2. Gentle movement. Move it or lose it.
  3. Drink plenty of water. Your discs, muscles, and tendons are made of water.