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You guys need to surf the net more. I have this probem with my tailbone. Each time I went in to see the doc he said, "Look, everytime that you are constipated and have to go, you are moving your tail bone." There is a scientific name for it but I am not sure how it is spelled. So, I went on the net to the Google search engine and plugged in "twisted tail bone". Sure enough, that is what was happening. As humans we don't need a tail bone and some people have them removed. Not my first choice. However, you don't want this to continue to happen. My first line of defense was to eat LOTS of fiber. I know, not everyone's favorite response. I eat a bowl of Total everynight, killiing two birds with one stone, complete source of vitamines as well as fiber. I usually add raisins for extra fiber. I add an apple or applesause to the daily regiment. (Hey, no one wants to resort to to the gritty Metamucil)

That was working for a while but I had a back injury and was not moving as much as I should so I added in a three mile walk everyday. Also, I added in a Yoga pose called the Child's position. This seemed to help quite a bit. This really stretches out your spine.

You have to maintain correct posture when sitting to keep your tailbone in place. If you feel like it is out of place see a DO who will press it back in place for you and then there are exercises which will keep it in place. I lay flat on my back and then conciously move my pelvis around in a circle to straighten it out. It worked for me until my back injury at work. I tore a ligament. If your tail bone is out and your ligaments are stretched out there is no alternative to stretched ligaments than Prolotherapy. Just hope that you don't come to that. I did. Not for my tail bone but for the ligament from L5 to my hip. Talk about pain.

Right now you have control over your tail bone. The easiest way to deal with it is to avoid constipation. Live in the moment. Be here now. Know what you are putting into your body and what effects it will have on your body. Nothing enters through osmosis. Before taking any medications check the vast amount of knowledge that you have at your fingertips by surfing the net. Your body is your temple and it is all that you really have. If you look at it like that and take the time to take care of it, it will take care of you.

I am surprized that your doctor did not suggest manipulation of your tailbone. This is why I see a DO (which is a doctor who looks at the entire body) and not an MD.

Next time you sit down to have a BM think about your tailbone and where it is in perspective to what you are doing. It is right there, in the way. Each time that you pass less than ideal stool it moves your tail bone to the side.

:bouncing: So, fiber, fiber, fiber. It is good for your heart, your colon, your stomach, and your tailbone. Get it anyway that you can. Trade jucies for fruit and eat veggies at every meal. Remember that oatmeal that your mom feed you? It realy was good for you :)
Thanks for the help. I guess I never thought of it that way. I'm still having a little blood on the stool though, any time the stool is remotely dry or big, i have a little blood on stool and back pain around my tailbone. I think its getting better, but I guess I just expected immediate results when I changed by diet around.

As far as the allergy meds - I had never had these problems before I was on allegy meds. The decongenstants in them I guess just dried me up and got me to the point I am now.

What is a DO? Sounds like someone I need to see. I also have chronic constochondritis - (chest wall pain) and it gets so painful sometimes that I swear its my heart and not inflammed cartilage in my ribs. I go to dr., they run tests, and send me home with anti-inflammatories. I think a DO (whatever that is) might be someone I could get help from.




[QUOTE=injured betty]:rolleyes:

You guys need to surf the net more. I have this probem with my tailbone. Each time I went in to see the doc he said, "Look, everytime that you are constipated and have to go, you are moving your tail bone." There is a scientific name for it but I am not sure how it is spelled. So, I went on the net to the Google search engine and plugged in "twisted tail bone". Sure enough, that is what was happening. As humans we don't need a tail bone and some people have them removed. Not my first choice. However, you don't want this to continue to happen. My first line of defense was to eat LOTS of fiber. I know, not everyone's favorite response. I eat a bowl of Total everynight, killiing two birds with one stone, complete source of vitamines as well as fiber. I usually add raisins for extra fiber. I add an apple or applesause to the daily regiment. (Hey, no one wants to resort to to the gritty Metamucil)

That was working for a while but I had a back injury and was not moving as much as I should so I added in a three mile walk everyday. Also, I added in a Yoga pose called the Child's position. This seemed to help quite a bit. This really stretches out your spine.

You have to maintain correct posture when sitting to keep your tailbone in place. If you feel like it is out of place see a DO who will press it back in place for you and then there are exercises which will keep it in place. I lay flat on my back and then conciously move my pelvis around in a circle to straighten it out. It worked for me until my back injury at work. I tore a ligament. If your tail bone is out and your ligaments are stretched out there is no alternative to stretched ligaments than Prolotherapy. Just hope that you don't come to that. I did. Not for my tail bone but for the ligament from L5 to my hip. Talk about pain.

Right now you have control over your tail bone. The easiest way to deal with it is to avoid constipation. Live in the moment. Be here now. Know what you are putting into your body and what effects it will have on your body. Nothing enters through osmosis. Before taking any medications check the vast amount of knowledge that you have at your fingertips by surfing the net. Your body is your temple and it is all that you really have. If you look at it like that and take the time to take care of it, it will take care of you.

I am surprized that your doctor did not suggest manipulation of your tailbone. This is why I see a DO (which is a doctor who looks at the entire body) and not an MD.

Next time you sit down to have a BM think about your tailbone and where it is in perspective to what you are doing. It is right there, in the way. Each time that you pass less than ideal stool it moves your tail bone to the side.

:bouncing: So, fiber, fiber, fiber. It is good for your heart, your colon, your stomach, and your tailbone. Get it anyway that you can. Trade jucies for fruit and eat veggies at every meal. Remember that oatmeal that your mom feed you? It realy was good for you :)[/QUOTE]





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