Personal experience

Nihal in Australia -

Posted 2009-12-28

I experienced sudden pangy coccyx pain just a little over a month and a half ago. I didn't know what it was at first, but I did internet research which established it as coccyx pain. I never use the doctor (not been for the past 12 months) as I'm an natural health enthusiast.

I tried everything:

-Ordered a coccyx cushion from ebay, standard one, two actually. Found them okay and they made my coccyx worse. They only temporarily provide a support for the office chair. Not good on sofas.

-Ordered a swiss exercise ball - but you can't sit on them for very long - a few minutes or so.

-Yoga exercises- these never worked, they hurt a lot more after doing them.

-Herbal medicine - used a back and support formula from the US using herbs such as Devil's claw and Boswellia. Only temporarily numbed the pain.

-White light healing meditation - only numbed the pain

-Reiki and energy healing - Solid results, but again only temporary.

-Sanjeevini healing cards - good results for back/spine and continue to use.

-Homeopathy - Nailed it. It absolutely worked and I used Hypericum 30 once a day. Pain has gone by over 70% and I can almost sit normally.

As a result am changing my sitting patterns and no longer will sit totally with pressure on coccyx. Cause of coccyx pain established as likely sitting down for long periods as I'm a keen reader and meditator (sometimes I sit on sofa for 40 mins), and this is total pressure on coccyx bone.

Will try to maximise lying down on back in the future to avoid reoccurrence. But main thing is I'm nearly pain free. Thats a wrap!

Note from Jon Miles:

Hypericum 30C is a homeopathic medicine. The '30C' means that it has been diluted by a factor of 100, thirty times in succession, so that the original Hypericum has been diluted by a factor of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and there is none of the Hypericum left in the medicine given. See Homeopathy for more information.

Update, 2010-01-10

Appreciate the latest experience by Richard bishop which points out self manipulation, first detailed by Brenda.

MY notes:

Tried This self manipulation exactly as specified by Brenda, and Richard Bishop - 10 seconds of pressure pulling the tailbone (had to find it first, whilst upright, then went bending forward then back to upright).

I noted good pain reduction after the second time of doing it. First time I trialled it with low pressure just to see. No effect after first time because my pressure was too low.

So I tried second time with good pressure.

I note excellent results from this self manipulation to the point of being able to sit normally.

I will continue to monitor how it goes. If pain returns will attempt it again.

Further I will try some Arnica 30C - homeopathy combined with Hypericum 30C which worked wonderfully well.

Issue is being managed well with lying down on backside on sofas also so as to not pressure coccyx area and to promote some healing in this area. Sitting down bent forwards mainly.

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