Chiropractic Monthly–October 2010
Hello and here is your October installment of the Dr.’s Notebook. Take a moment to read our thoughts, then pass it along to a friend.
As often discussed, frightening or traumatic events in youth lead to emotional tension which turns into physical tension and, over time, can lead to distortion of the body. This is especially true with a condition known as Coccydynia (coc·cy·dyn·ia).
Often one will see a sway-back shape to the lower lumbar spine which in turn causes the sacrum, or tail bone, to protrude out towards the back. The sacrum, from which the coccyx extends, is in a very vulnerable position but unto itself may not cause any pain.
However, you may have a history of routine injury or trauma via gymnastics, dance routines, football, basketball or other athletics that involved splits, very high kicks or a sharp fall contacting with a hard surface. Similarly a child who participates in activities that involve a lot of this type of stress to the low back may be setting themselves up for bigger problems in the future.
Consider the folks back East navigating icy sidewalks. All too often a patient may have slipped and fallen on their buttocks. This type of fall is very common not only resulting in severe pain at the time, but pain that will persist and most likely become chronic if left untreated.
Posture and seating are also contributors. Unfortunately for most of us, our jobs require us to sit for most of the day so what are we going to do?
The problem is that many of the hip muscles that are crucial for stability have their origins at the coccyx or right adjacent to the coccyx. These connective muscles, once injured, become inflamed and hardened. Unfortunately there may not be a conscious awareness of the impending condition.
The clinical term for this condition is Coccydynia (coc·cy·dyn·ia) a pain in the tailbone, located at the very tip of the coccyx. Coccydynia has as its cause a multiplicity of factors that precede it and a precipitating factor, which is usually a trauma that brings out the symptoms. People with Coccydynia have symptoms that include pain in the tailbone that worsens while sitting, particularly on a hard surface. It can become so painful and distracting that relief is sought with medication, anti-inflammatories, cortisone shots, also inflatable pillows and the like. Unfortunately these remedies are only masking the symptoms and the pain continues to return.
Fortunately, there is hope. The 3-D Chiropractic Treatment Center provides excellent results for this very difficult and painful condition. Dr. Nuñez has successfully treated numerous cases. He treats each case individually, asking questions about your activities maybe as far back as childhood in an effort to discover the root cause and locate the specific muscles involved in the mis-alignments. Based on these findings Dr. Nuñez adjusts the impacted muscles to help heal and restore blood flow and motion to the injured joints and ultimately relieve the pain associated with Coccydynia.
NOTE: X-ray examination is of diagnostic value only in cases of suspected fracture or dislocation. MRI is the investigation of choice, when necessary.
As is his nature, Dr. Nunez is aware of the sensitive nature and location of the affected area. Prior to treatment Dr. Nuñez explains exactly what the treatment will be in an effort to help you feel comfortable.
Even though we see excellent results with patients who have experienced long-term pain it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible following any traumatic injury to the posterior. This is especially true for our younger patients (children). The longer a problem exists the greater the chance the treatment will take
longer to show results.
Remember, until you or your friends have tried the 3-D Chiropractic method for the pain in your #$%*, you really haven’t tried everything!
Have a great life filled with liveliness.
Associates Corner Dr. Subia
I am a recent graduate from Cleveland Chiropractic College and have just completed additional training with 3D Chiro on the specific techniques Dr. Nuñez employs.
I thought I knew a lot about chiropractic when I left college but the training I have received from Dr. Nuñez has taken that training to a whole new level.
Just like any new business I’m trying to build my practice and patient base here at 3D Chiro. I would appreciate your referrals. Won’t you consider sending a friend to see me? Just tell them to ask for Dr. Subia, Thanks.
I am always available for emergency appointments.
Live life to the fullest with healthy posture,
Muscle Focused Treatment
World Spine Day 2010 – October 16
We encourage you to Just Start Walking for improved spinal, bone and joint health. In America, with 66% of the adult population overweight or obese, it is imperative to increase our activity levels. Benefits of regular brisk walking include improved spinal, bone and joint health and increased mental clarity.
During National Action Week, October 12th thru October 20th we encourages people to take action. Just Start Walking focuses on excellent upright posture and slightly increased arm-swing and stride for enhanced biomechanical integration.
As never before people in America need to become more active for physical and mental well-being. It’s that simple. Just Start Walking!
Just Start Walking the program is cost-free. For more information and tools to begin your walking program, visit www.straightenupamerica.org.
Here are more easy exercises. Try some see how you feel.
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