Understanding Tailbone Pain: A Common Yet Overlooked Problem

Dr. Nikki Cohen Understanding Tailbone Pain: A Common Yet Overlooked Problem San Diego

Understanding Tailbone Pain: A Common Yet Overlooked Problem

Have you ever experienced that frustrating, persistent pain in the lowest part of your back? It's known as tailbone pain; chances are, you've encountered it at some point. It's a common issue, but did you know it's significantly more prevalent in women? Women are about five times more likely to suffer from tailbone pain than men.

Why Women Are More Susceptible to Tailbone Pain

There are several reasons for this disparity. A primary factor is the unique experiences of women's bodies, particularly childbirth. Childbirth is a monumental life event that impacts every part of the body, especially the pelvis. This can lead to lingering discomfort in the tailbone area.

Tailbone Pain: More Than Just Discomfort

However, tailbone pain isn't just a standalone issue. It can be indicative of other underlying problems in the body. These can range from digestive disorders and bladder issues to spinal restrictions. Therefore, it's crucial not to overlook tailbone pain as it could signal a more complex health concern.

The Emotional Connection to Tailbone Pain

Interestingly, there's also an emotional aspect to consider. Tailbone pain can be associated with trapped emotions, such as difficulty in forgiveness or letting go. If you're holding onto stress related to a person, situation, or past event, it might manifest physically in your body, particularly in the tailbone area.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Path to Relief

One practical approach to alleviating tailbone pain is through Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. This therapy focuses on stretching the pelvic floor muscles, providing much-needed relief and support for healing.

Beyond Physical Therapy: Holistic Healing Approaches

In addition to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, other healing modalities like Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation have shown promise. These therapies work by freeing up the fascia surrounding the organs in the pelvis, fostering a healthier and more liberated inner bodily environment.

Simple Daily Practices for Tailbone Pain Relief

But there's something you can start doing right now to help alleviate tailbone pain, and it's surprisingly simple. Relaxing the four critical “stations” of the body can make a significant difference. These stations are:

  1. Jaw
  2. Shoulders
  3. Belly
  4. Butthole/Vagina

By consciously relaxing these areas throughout your day, you can encourage healthier blood flow and neural quieting, essential in mitigating pain.

Need More Help? Let's Connect

Of course, if your tailbone pain persists or you're seeking more hands-on therapy, don't hesitate to reach out. As a dedicated San Diego Pelvic Floor Therapist, I'm here to offer the support and care you need.

Dr. Nikki Cohen, PT, DPT
San Diego Pelvic Floor Therapist
Serving La Mesa, Little Italy, and Ocean Beach
San Diego, CA 92115
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📞 (818) 606-6717
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