Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Physiotherapy

Fifth physio session today, and it was a double one. Some internal work done, but generally a lot of improvement here. So the physio has now moved to work more externally. Some relief I guess as internal work is not pleasant. Having said that, the external work is not pleasant either!!

She found many external trigger points which she worked on. Same as last time, she applied pressure to these spots with two thumbs until they became less sore. This seems to take anything up to two minutes, although some spots are a bit more stubborn.

My husband (bless him) also did this in the week for me, as instructed by the physio; and I'm sure he won't mind doing it again over the next fortnight!

She then progressed to massaging both buttocks. This was deep tissue massage and again, although not unpleasant whilst she was doing it, my body is crying out in rebellion now. To say theses areas ache would be an understatement. As mentioned before, these muscles have had nearly 7 years of holding my coccyx incorrectly, following an old injury. They now have to relearn how to relax and sit normally, and hold everything (including my coccyx) in place correctly.

I have come straight home and applied a heated bean bag- one on each cheek!! Still achy and sore though. But then I was expecting it to be.

We also discussed relaxation techniques again as well as pelvic floor exercises (a phrase most women dread I think).

Anyway, I am hoping this will ease before next week, as I do not want to be climbing the walls with pain over Christmas!

Watch this space.

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