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COCCYX PAIN SOLUTION – TAIL BONE PAIN AND COCCYX PILES

by Aaron Lobo on Feb 28, 2022

COCCYX PAIN SOLUTION – TAIL BONE PAIN AND COCCYX PILES

THE COCCYX

The lowermost part of the spine is known as the coccyx or the ‘tail bone’ and is composed of 3 to 5 fused vertebrae. The name is suggestive considering the fact that the tail bone represents the vestigial remnants of what was once the tail.

Contrary to popular belief the coccyx is not an immovable piece; rather it does possess some limited movement due to the presence of fibrous joints between the vertebrae. A damaged coccyx can lead to tail bone pain which could be due to the limited movement between the vertebrae. Alternatively it could even force the joint out of position due to some external forces or an injury.

CAUSES OF TAIL BONE PAIN

One of the commonest causes of tail bone pain is arguably a damaged coccyx. Conversely when the bones of the coccyx move beyond their acceptable range it invariably presents with severe episodes of tail bone pain which may require pain relieving medicines during the acute phase of this condition. To further elaborate, when external force impacts the vestigial disc or damages the ligaments it results in severe tail bone pain.

One of the lesser known reasons for tail bone pain may not be due to a damaged coccyx; rather it is attributable to the presence of hemorrhoids. Statistics indicate that 80% of all adults in North America and Europe have experienced hemorrhoid pain at least once in a lifetime. Hence evidently the condition is far more common than one would believe.

HEMORRHOIDS AND PAIN

Hemorrhoids are simple inflamed or swollen veins present in the anus or the rectal region. The inflammation can occur due to a variety of reasons ranging from pregnancy and old age through to even chronic diarrheas and constipation. Hemorrhoids can cause tail bone pain and the scientific perspective being that as the hemorrhoids are located close to the tail bone, when they are inflamed you would experience a severe pain in the region of the coccyx.

SITTING HARD

Tail bone pain while sitting for a long time is fairly common and if you are experiencing such a pain, it could be due to sitting on hard surfaces. If you have a history of sitting on a hard and narrow surface in the past then in all probability this is the cause for your tail bone pain.

ERGONOMIC RESPITE

If you have been experiencing tail bone pain due to prolonged sitting then it is best controlled with correction of posture. When sitting it is advisable to maintain an upright position with the neck straight and the back slightly arched. When getting up from a chair bending slightly forwards by arching of the back can help alleviate tail bone pain symptoms. Alternatively you could bend forwards slightly before getting up.

Fortunately, technology comes to the rescue too. Scientifically designed Pillows like Apilloz can be beneficial to help alleviate tail bone pain.

About Apilloz:

Apilloz is a light weight, portable and seating aid. Created by a doctor and physical therapist, Apilloz was an invention born out of necessity.  The unique U shaped design helps decompress the spinal cord, which increases blood flow, oxygenates the surrounding muscles, decreases pain and increases mobility of the neck and shoulders.

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