Heather - firstname.lastname@example.org
I was a regular reader of your website about 4 years ago when I injured my tailbone during pregnancy. My tailbone became unstable due to the natural laxing of the joints during pregnancy and continued to be very painful after the birth of my child. I tried various treatments, including osteopathic manipulation and cortizone injections. Neither of them helped and in fact, the cortizone injections made the pain worse. I was told by the orthopedic surgeon treating me that the only thing left to do (because she didn't believe surgery would help) was to be on daily pain medication. I rejected her suggestion for pain meds since I didn't want to go that route as I believe it just masks the symptoms and knew I couldn't take care of a toddler while taking drugs. Soon after, I moved to a different country where I was treated by a very good physiotherapist who did internal trigger point therapy on the tight muscles. She was also helping me with bladder irritation and frequency issues. This was somewhat helpful, but again I moved countries and was unable to continue treatment with her.
During this time I continued to suffer. I tried various cushions, but they didn't help. I couldn't sit and spent most of my days either standing or lying down (sound familiar?!). I also met with a chiropractor who uses applied kinesiology to assess what is going on internally. He told me that all of spinal/pelvic issues stemmed from dysbiosis of the intestine, an overgrowth of unhealthy gut flora (candida albicans).
Since I had other health issues that I recognized came from an overgrowth of candida albicans in the body, I researched and found this wonderful diet program. Although I initially started this treatment to heal my other health symptoms, I was completely surprised that within less than four months of changing my diet completely, I no longer had coccyx pain. I started the program in June 2008 and by late September I no longer had pain. I continue to be following this diet and I remain pain-free.
This is the program that I follow: www.healingnaturallybybee.com
The woman who owes this website is not a doctor, but like you, has written about her own health experiences. She has since done a lot of research on the subject of candida overgrowth in the body.
I'm writing because I wonder if this is something that your readers might be willing to try; another option for helping with the pain. I am a trained massage therapist and even I did not know that there could have ever been a connection between candida overgrowth and coccyx pain, but here I am sitting on the hardwood floor in my livingroom typing this on my laptop - something I never thought I would be able to do just a few months ago.