Pain gone after spinal adjustment


Posted 2008-04-13

I write this because I hope I can help someone who is as desperate as I was about a year ago. I had been dealing with coccyx pain for almost 3 years. I remember how it started…I was playing an online videogame with some friends and we used to play for hours every night. I started getting up and feeling pain in my butt; this pain would eventually go away, but one day it didn't and that was the start of my nightmare

I went to my chiropractor and nothing he did helped. I then saw an Orthopedic Doctor and after having me do X-Rays, CT scans and MRIs, he said that my coccyx was dislocated and that they would need to surgically remove the piece

I didn't want to have surgery done, so I went back to my chiropractor. He tried a number of things, but to no avail. One of his patients was actually another chiropractor who "specialized" in coccyx pain. Over the next couple of months, both chiropractors tried working on my back, but I had ABSOLUTELY no relief

My original chiropractor told me about yet another chiropractor who did internal manipulation, so I went to her. After 5 visits (and A LOT of discomfort & embarrassment), she told me that she couldn't help me, because her fingers were too stubby (yeah, I know)

I literally did not know what else to do at that point. I figured that I was going to have to have the surgery. I then searched for "coccyx pain" in Google and found your site. I saw a number of doctors in the Southern California area that specialized in coccyx pain, but I was just SO skeptical at that point. I looked at all of them, but one really stood out to me, because there was a letter from a woman named Laura. After reading her letter, I figured that I would give her chiropractor a chance and boy am I happy that I did

His name is Dr. Zail Khalsa (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, California) and I remember when I first met him that I looked to make sure that his fingers were long enough. Not only is he one of the most knowledgeable people I've met, but he is VERY nice. He told me that he might have to do an internal manipulation and I was understandably uneasy about it. He then examined my neck and back and he did something I've never experienced with any other chiropractor. He told me that because my back is the way it is that I could not be adjusted the typical way (lying face down on the table). He had me sit on a stool and put my back against a pad on the wall. He then adjusted me by pushing my chest toward my back. He did a couple of other things and told me that an internal manipulation would NOT be necessary, because the pain was actually being caused by a disc in my back and NOT the actual coccyx. The entire process took like 10 or 15 minutes

That night I remember picking up pizza for my family and outside was a cement bench. I just had to test it out, so I sat down and I would say that I felt 80% better…I was SO excited. A few months later, the pain was completely gone. I wanted to wait a year before I wrote this letter just to make sure that the pain would stay away and it has

I'm so glad I came to your site and I'm so glad that I found Dr. Khalsa

One final note about him is that he's got to be the most accommodating doctor as well. I play hockey and about a month ago, I got a rib injury during a game. The pain was so great that I couldn't even take my own skates off. I called Dr. Khalsa at around 9:00 PM and he told me to come to house right away. He adjusted me that night. His compassion and genuineness are truly hard to find in L.A


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