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Healthy News - July 2018

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers chiropractic manipulation to ease tailbone pain after a Sitka water ride or water slide injury to the coccyx. 

Sitka Water Slides and Rides: Summer Fun May Hurt
Sitka Tailbone (Coccyx) Pain

What more fun is there on a hot, Sitka summer day than to enjoy a cool-water water ride or water slide? We can all relate to that! Some Sitka folks will do the sliding and riding, and some will observe. Which is safer? Observing! Water slides and rides may go from fun to pain if the tailbone gets hurt. And it does! A new research report describes that water ride related tailbone pain is not stated in the medical literature before, but Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows it is found in this Sitka chiropractic practice’s patient population. The tailbone is formally named the coccyx, the lowest section of the spine, and tailbone injury may develop into coccygeal instability and pain. (1) Just as with the rest of the spine, the coccyx has discs and dorsal root ganglia, too. DRG stimulation eases pain and increases function without any complications for patients with chronic coccydynia (coccyx pain). (2) Usual care of coccyx pain is physical therapy and pharmacological treatment. Adding manipulation decreased pain and disability for chronic coccydynia patients (who occasionally experience low back pain and leg pain as well) in just 3 treatments. (3) If Sitka summer’s water fun harms you, visit your Sitka chiropractor! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka’s gentle manipulation may soothe the coccyx’s discs and DRGs and relieve your Sitka tailbone pain.

Sitka chiropractic and acupuncture may help pregnancy-related back pain and lumbopelvic pain. 

Sitka Chiropractic Care for Sitka Lumbopelvic Pain During Pregnancy

The last thing a Sitka expectant mother wants to feel is pain, and the very last thing she wants to do is take a drug or undergo medical procedures! Sitka chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox® Technic is shown to help relieve pregnancy-related back pain and leg pain. (4) For women who experience lumbopelvic pain during Sitka pregnancy, acupuncture reportedly helps. It is safe and beneficial for reducing pain and improving her quality of life while pregnant. 89% of women in one study reported clinically meaningful symptom decline. (5) Your Sitka chiropractor is here to relieve pregnancy-related Sitka back pain and pelvic pain.

Listen in to this PODCAST with Dr. Amelia Pappas on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about pregnancy-related Sitka back pain and pelvic pain and how Cox® Technic helps ease that pain.

Please share this information with your Sitka friends and family who may need it!

Thank you for depending on on your Sitka chiropractor to take care of your spine’s health.

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