Continuous, aching pain in area of coccyx (small fused bones at base of spine), caused by injury or a heavy fall on rear end; can also occur after childbirth.

If the remedies recommended below produce no improvement, see your homeopath.

Specific remedies to be taken 3 times daily for up to 7 days

  • Brought on by a fall Hypericum 6c
  • Coccyx feels bruised and aching, improves in damp, wet weather Causticum 6c
  • Pressure and draughts increase pain, constipation Silicea 6c
  • Coccyx feels as if it has a heavy, dragging weight attached to it Antimonium tart. 6c
  • Recurrent tearing or jerking pain Cicuta 6c
  • Pain gets worse when sitting down or walking Kali bichrom. 6c

Self-help: Rest as much as possible, lying down on your front to take pressure off coccyx. Pressure can also be alleviated by sitting on a rubber ring. Local heat may also help. Chiropractic or osteopathy would also help if problem was caused by a bad fall.

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Related to Muscles, Bones & Joints
  National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
  British Chiropractic Association
  Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  General Osteopathic Council
  Arthritic Association
  West London School of Therapeutic Massage
  Arthritis Care
  British Osteopathic Association (BOA)

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