Chiropractic treatment of coccygodynia: instrumental adjusting procedures utilizing activator methods chiropractic technique. Polkinghorn B and Colloca C.J Manipulative Physiol Ther Vol. 22 No. 6, July/August 1999.

This is the case of a 29 year-old woman with unremitting coccygeal pain for three weeks (dull ache accompanied by intermittent sharp pain) upon sitting or rising from a seated position. The pain began after a lot of heavy lifting. She had been on aspirin and Motrin ™ for three weeks before seeking out chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care consisted of a force applied to the coccygeal area and the sacrococcygeal ligament. The patient experienced a complete resolution of her pain following the first adjustment.

Chiropractic and pregnancy, a partnership for the future. Fallon J. ICA Review Nov/Dec 1990. Pp. 39-42.

The author describes neurological conditions associated with subluxation in pregnancy that include: brachia neuralgia, compression of the brachial plexus causing tingling and numbness in the shoulder and arm; lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression causing pain and parasthesias of the thigh; intercostal neuralgia, compression of the intercostal nerves causing radiating pain between the ribs; sciatic neuralgia, compression of lumbar plexus causing pain of the pelvic region and/or radiating down leg; coccydynia, pain at site of coccyx; separation of the symphysis pubis, causing pain at the symphysis pubis and SI joint; Carpal tunnel syndrome, compression of median nerve; Bell’s Palsy, compression of CN V11 causing paralysis of facial muscles; traumatic neuritis, motor and sensory deficits of L5, S1 and S2 after labor.

Endometriosis and anterior coccyx: observation of five cases. Robinson and Freedman. Research Forum 1(4).

Chiropractic help for endometriosis sufferers is discussed.

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