During a ski trip I fell hard and landed on my tailbone

Jenny, USA - jennychan.exe@gmail.com

Posted 2020-07-26

During a ski trip back in January 2019, I fell hard and landed directly on my tailbone. I felt the impact of that fall travel all the way up my spine to the base of my skull. Since then, I would experience pain after sitting for more than 5 minutes which becomes intolerable after 20 minutes. As a result, I had to convert my desk at work to a standing desk and stand in the back of the classroom during lectures in law school. I also experienced pelvic floor dysfunction including regular constipation and incontinence when I sneezed or coughed.

Unfortunately, I waited well over a year before seeking treatment. Finally, I contacted Dr. Anne Kim for help (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, California). Preliminary x-rays revealed that I had fractured my coccyx and that it also shifted to the right. A manual examination revealed that it had very little give and was quite fixed in its place. Based on these findings, Dr. Anne Kim laid out a comprehensive treatment plan. The manual manipulation seemed quite daunting at first, but Dr. Anne Kim was very professional, considerate, thorough, and exhibited a sincere desire to resolve my condition. She applied several manual techniques to the surrounding ligaments and muscles, and shockwave therapy to expedite the healing. Dr. Anne Kim kept detailed notes of my progress that encompassed several factors including the internal mobility, pain management, return of normal activities, and pelvic floor responses.

My expectations going into this was to reduce the pain. By the end of the treatment, I was able to resume my life as it was prior to my accident. I can sit for several hours for work and when I study. I don't have to stand in class anymore, and my bowel movements have returned to normal. Best of all, I no longer leak urine when I sneeze or cough. Since my last treatment, I have not had a need to return for a follow-up treatment.

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