tailbone injury anatomy

tailbone injury anatomy

Tailbone injury, or coccydynia is an often forgotten cause of other intense symptoms, including

  • neck pain
  • back spasms
  • constipation
  • gynecological problems
  • headaches

My own experience resulted in chronic low back pain which plagued me for over a decade until I discovered this treatment. I usually mistakenly attributed this pain to other more recent events even though the skiing accident I had 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 Kiiko Matsumoto’s style of Japanese Acupuncture.

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 translates to psychological problems that are resistant to other treatments, including depression, obsession, and restlessness.

This treatment includes gentle, painless acupuncture and moxibustion that relieves tender spots and symptoms.