16 days later and I still have an aching tailbone, anyone else experiencing this? I am unable to sit comfortably which makes feeding time a total nightmare... my post pregnancy check-up is not for another 4 weeks, so I haven't spoken to the doc about it yet. Any idea when this is likely to heal?
I am three months and some days pp and my tailbone is still painful. Though it is much better than how it was before and I can adjust my position more easily. I have heard that it takes quite a while.
Sorry to hear you have experienced the same... did you bruise, dislocate or fracture it, do you know? I read online that if you experienced it once during childbirth, it could happen next time too... it's definitely the most painful side effect I experienced anyway... my stitches (from 2nd degree tear) is a walk in the park in comparison
I also had this, it was so painful! Its still sore now eight weeks later and what I would call bearable.! I was told by the physio to do lots of pelvic floors and spend as much time standing up as I could bear. Also to use ice packs on the area aswell as a pain relief gel. The best tip she gave,me was to sit on a rubber ring when you sit down as less pressure on your coccyx and to put lavender oil in a warm bath with a bit of milk. Hope it feel better for you soon x
I suffered the same exact tailbone pain after the birth of my daughter. My doctor told me that I had either sprained or fractured it and there was nothing they could do. So I had to just live with it and eventually it ‘should’ get better. I suffered with it for 2 years until I was treated by a rare chiropractor who specialized in tailbone injuries. Because of this wonderful experience I have opened my own tailbone treatment center in Eden Prairie, MN.
This treatment is a specific coccyx mobilization that restores its normal movement and stretches the ligaments and tissues around the tailbone. Along with the adjustment I teach you exercises to keep the pain away and teach you lifestyle changes to help your tailbone heal as fast as possible. I do offer an accelerated one week treatment option for people who live out of the area. If anyone has any more questions please contact me.
-It was brought up here that after having a tailbone injury during birth there is a high chance of re-injury with future births….this is very true, that’s why I feel it is so important to fix the tailbone right away to reduce chances that it will come back.
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