My experience with Dr. Brian Chan

Jana -

Posted 2010-05-16

My tailbone pain started when I injured myself roller skating. I went to my doctor, only to be told that I bruised my tailbone. My tailbone pain persisted for a couple of years despite the fact that the bruising had healed. It would flare up when I sat on hard surfaces and the pain was a 6 or 7, escalating the longer I sat. Occasionally the tailbone pain would resurface when I leaned to the left or right. It would also bother me when I sat for long periods of time, which was frustrating because I'm a cellist and often have to sit for 2-3 hours at a time.

I started seeing a chiropractor for overall healthcare and felt significantly better. Then I began to have numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. My chiropractor thought it was dural tension due to my tailbone injury. He referred me to Dr. Brian Chan (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, Washington) who does internal tailbone manipulations.

I went to see Dr. Chan for several adjustments, x-rays, and consults. He decided that I was a candidate for the internal procedure. The x-rays showed that the tailbone looked dislocated immediately after my injury. The x-rays a year and a half later showed that the coccyx joint was separated from the rest of the spine by a space nearly the size of another joint.

I had 2 treatments per week for 3 weeks, then a couple of follow up visits. Within one month I had 8 internal manipulations and my tailbone pain was 95% improved. I had a significant amount of muscular tension at the end of the treatments, but it steadily improved with time. Dr. Chan showed me how to stretch and sit properly to help with the tension. Now my tailbone only bothers me if I forget my stretches and sit improperly for long periods of time.

It's been about a month since I saw Dr. Chan last. I've only have mild pain once and stretching relieved it quickly. The internal tailbone procedures are amazingly effective.

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