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.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A busy few days

Sorry- not much time for blogging lately.

I am still seeing the holistic physio, who amazed and pleased me by acknowledging he knew about the ACE study. He feels strongly that in agreement to this study, adverse experiences in our childhood and young teenage years can effect us later in life, both mentally and physically.  The brain will develop differently in certain areas. I am pleased he knows about this research, as it shows he is well read and open minded, and prepared to 'look outside the box' as it were.

CDC- Early life stress

This shows how important it is that Healthcare Practitioners do not just look at us for the problem we have gone to see them about, without actually properly looking at all of us. A holistic approach is what is essential. We all know how the body is so intricately wired. The gut and pain, the brain and pain, the actual site of pain, referred pain, our mind and pain...there is just so much going on! It stands to reason then that being given a pill, may not be the answer, surgery may not be the answer, talking about it may not be the answer- a combination may be the answer; certainly exploring everything should be a given. In this day and age practitioners have so many resources available to them, why assume that we are all the same- we know that we are not!

Apart from my physio, I am still getting a massage every month, still exercising regularly, still taking nortriptylline, still trying to relax, still standing whenever I can, and still using my heat pad.

When time allows I will add more regarding my new physio and his thoughts and suggestions!

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