Gentle osteopathic treatment for coccyx pain

Magnus Ericsson -

I'm an osteopath and work with very gentle techniques. I totally agree with some of your comments that trying to "force" the coccyx to another position isn't very useful or a good thing. I mostly work with the ligaments, fascial strains and the sacral and pelvic bones and joints in the pelvic in patients with coccyx problems (in combination with the coccyx as well). But it has to be very gentle - the purpose is to encourage the structures to relax and wait for the tissues to relax (that is osteopathic techniques which is carried out during the end of some 4-year osteopathic schools and postgraduate courses - you have to visit an osteopath applying those kind of techniques). That can take a long time (few minutes to several minutes) and me as an osteopath has to sit there and watch the tissues slowly relax. That is working "with" the body on the body's condition and allow change and relaxation to happen.

That is totally different to any massage therapy work or chiropractic work, which I think (my opinion) is to try to "force" the body to change or relax. That might work good in cases of muscle strains, lumbago or something, but when coming to coccyx which is a very fragile structure and very exposed to strains from surrounding structures, one have to be there and have patience and letting the body slowly release.

That is the point, when working "with" the body, and allowing change to happen within the body in the body's "pace" it will be very good in the end, but it has to take the time the body need to go through full physiological changes. It can be everything between 2-10 treatments depending on kind of problem and how long it has been there.

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