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07 Feb 2006

PIlates and coccyx
I have been diagnosed with coccydynia (painful coccyx). I've had it for a few months and there's basically not a lot I can do about it. I know I need to do some form of muscle strengthening/exercise to help the problem and wondered if Pilates would be suitable. I obviously don't want to exaccerbate the problem which seems to have been caused by 2 years of too much sitting whilst working and the fact that it is bent quite far forward.
Will pilates assist in any way or will I just further aggravate the issue?

F (30yrs) (Joburg)
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Pilates instructor

01 Jan 0001

Pilates may be able to help but I have seen a few patients with the same problem; they got most relief from making certain ergonomic adjustments and seeing a good Chiropractor. Give that a try before you hurt yourself further rolling around on the coccyx!

Good luck
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