Found a physical therapist who does manual treatment for the coccyx

Natalia, USA -

Posted 2016-06-26

I'm 33 years old and the doctors think childbirth was the cause of my coccyx to get out of alignment. I delivered my baby 2 1/2 year ago and my pain started 18 months ago. I have had it for a year and half it was bearable at the beginning and I got two shots of cortisone in Maryland, they help but it always came back.

I moved to Florida and the drive from Maryland to Florida made the pain unbearable. I started going to many doctors, family practitioner first, then orthopedic doctor, spine specialist, pain management doctors, and got cortisone shots and nerve blockers.

After nothing worked and after spending at least 2000 $ in test and drugs I was sent to another doctor to get epidural shot, my insurance didn't approve the shot but I was fortunate enough that Doctor point something in my X-ray. He said he thought my coccyx looked out of alignment. Something that 5 other doctors miss.

He told me he knew of a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor issues and does manual treatment for in the coccyx. Her name is Dr. Sherri M. Lorraine (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, Florida)

and her manual treatment have help me a lot with my pain. I'm not a 100% yet but I'm at least 75% better, and I'm still going for therapy every other week. I hope this information can help some else.

Update, 2017-07-09

After a lot of struggles with my coccyx being hypermobile and getting out place constantly even during sleep, my therapist recommend me to get prolotherapy to make my coccyx stronger. I had two injections in September. After the first round of prolotherapy I thought I just wasted my money, but my therapist Toni McDowell (who works with Sherri Lorraine) told me she felt than my coccyx was stronger and less wiggly. So I went and had another round of prolotherapy; it hurt and I cried so much I felt so depressed and thought I will never have a normal life again because I still had a lot of pain.

I would go to physical therapy and Tony will work on my pelvic floor and my coccyx and when I left her office I normally left feeling much better, with my coccyx aligned and no sharp pain, but it will only last 3 to 5 days. I tried to not to move very much, I tried not to drive long distances, I was super careful with my movements and nothing seem to work, my coccyx would not stay in place; until one day after almost 6 months and during Christmas I did one of the exercises that Tony suggested to try and stretch the muscles and I put my coccyx back in place, since then it has not moved at all and every time I go to therapy now Tony says it feels stronger and it moves as it should.

It has been 2 years with pain, by now I know how to differentiate when my coccyx is out of alignment the dull sharp pain is very unmistakable. Now I feel better 90% better I still have muscle pain when I sit, but Tony has assure me that muscle pain is easier to treat than a hyper mobile coccyx. I feel very hopeful and very exited that my treatment work. I was consistent and went at least twice a month. I drove 50 minutes in pain to go and see my therapist. They are great people and always encouraged me even when I felt like giving up on my coccyx

Update, 2018-12-09

Iím doing great, I have no pain. I do use my cushion to sit in my car and when I have long lectures at school (4 hours). If I donít use it I get a little sore next day, but no pain. I have a normal life and do everything without pain in my coccyx. I am pain free thanks to the help of who are specialists on pelvic floor issues.

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