A client came to me a number of months ago with an injury to the lumbar area of the spine. It’s quite hard to explain it without a photo but I’ll try my best. Basically my client explained to me that he fell backwards onto a hard surface a good number of years ago.
When he showed me what had happened, I can explain it as a triangular protrusion of what looked like either his coccyx or sacrum. I advised that he go see his doctor and get referred for an MRI scan.
He took my advice and came back to me and told me that the results showed that the trauma of the fall had caused hyper kyphosis of the lumbar region, causing part of the sacrum to protrude down which can be visible and causes him a lot of pain when sitting and near enough impossible to do a sit up type action without hiking to one side to protect the bone. He also told me that he sometimes experiences difficulty with his bowel and bladder movements.
I am a BSc sports injury therapist and personal trainer and although I love a challenge I honestly think his injury is too far out of what I currently know. I have tried lots of things with him for example, pelvic floor strengthening, targeting surrounding muscles, floor/wall cogs(ant/pos) pelvic tilt exercises.
The exercises I’ve been doing with him has definitely helped “straighten up/re-align”)the protrusion but it’s still very clear to see. It’s obvious it causes him a lot of distress by the way it looks and how it makes him feel. The surgeon said due to the injury not compressing on the spinal cord it’s a big risk to perform any invasive surgery as it can have further complications.
If you’ve got this far, thanks. I totally understand if this is slightly confusing but I’m just wanting to try and gauge and understanding of what I could possibly do to help my client. I’ve spent hours researching the web for this Injury and I can hardly find a thing that’s anything like what my client is dealing with. I just want to give it my best shot to try and help him.
I had keyhole abdominal surgery at the beginning of December so spent the month recovering and, well, sat on my arse almost constantly. I've always been quite active and have practised yoga more consistently for a few years now. My job is 50% in clinic sat at a desk and moving around 50/50, and 50% driving to home visits locally. So I'm not really used to prolonged sitting.
Mid December/beginning of Jan I started to notice an irritating radiating coccyx pain every time I moved when seated, or stood up. Since picking up my practice again in Jan, nearly daily, I'm not noticing it let up. I'm back at work 3 days a week as I'm studying the other days, which means I'm back sat on my arse a lot of the time.
Even though I'm a complete fidget and can't sit still, so it's not like there's prolonged pressure on it, it's still really sore every time I move. I'm probably going to buy a coccyx pillow for when I'm seated to see if that helps.
Any suggestions to relieve this appreciated!
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