Back and Neck Injury/pain next to top coccyx area

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I have pain next to top of coccyx where it joins with sacrum. My pain is not in tailbone per se. It is to the left. Many times it is not even a pain, it is like something pulling to the left and feels stiff. I consulted many doctors. But they are not able to diagnoze. Appreciate your insight into what this could be.

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Hi Sai,

Assuming your doctors have ruled out any cysts, checked for referred pain and have done some diagnostic imaging and it is not related to any specific trauma, you may consider trying some muscle therapy directed at the piriformis. You can see this muscle sometimes can cause pain or stiffness in the area you describe at http://www.necksolutions.com/piriformis-syndrome.html and there is a stretch you can also try along with some recommendations for prevention. Also, there are some ligaments which may be involved. This could also be related to the sacroiliac joint, so I would hope a Chiropractor would be one of the doctors you have consulted. You could try massage therapy or possibly an Active Release practitioner in your area - http://www.activerelease.com/providerSearch.asp

All the best!

Dr. Steve

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Dr. Steve Ornstein

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I can answer questions regarding neck and back pain treatment and general musculoskeletal conditions. Acute, chronic and degenerative conditions using various methods; exercise, rehabilitation, traction. Pain relief methods and professional quality products via website at http://www.necksolutions.com which can be used at home.

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Graduated Chiropractic College in 1987, working in numerous clinics within two states using a variety of manual and physiological therapies. Involved in martial arts for 20 years.

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Chiropractor Sherman College, Certified in Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Certified Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Studied with Dr. Cox using Flexion Distraction Technique, Studied with Dr. Leahy using Active Release Technique. Myofascial Release with Dr. Rockwell - Parker Chiropractic College. Certified in Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy.

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