Coccyx pain after childbirth

Overview of Coccyx Pain


Coccyx pain

Coccyx pain

The tail, which was originally an important part of the body with muscles strong enough to hang from a tree and a sense of touch to replace the hands. it has traces of period when humans were monkeys.

As a result, the coccyx has muscles and joints, albeit degenerated, as well as sensitive sensory nerves.

The muscles in the coccyx, like in any other part of the body, can become "Kori".  and if "Kori" irritates the nerves, it can lead to sharp pain.

◆Repeating coccyx pain in daily life

The position is different from lumbago and sciatica, and cases in which the pain is felt mainly in the coccyx area.  that will be classified by "coccyx pain", not mixed with other symptoms.

Coccyx pain has been thought to be a rare symptom that occurs under special circumstances such as injuries from accidents, but it is now known to be a not uncommon symptom, especially among women.

It is an field that requires further recognition and development of  methods in the future.

Coccyx pain tends to appear more often in women, such as during the menstrual cycle or after childbirth, and may be related to the condition of the uterus and ovaries located under the sacrum.

  • I can't sleep on my back because of the tingling
  • Tight sitting position, even with cushions
  • Muscles in hip are too tight or too loose
  • Painful bump of the side of coccyx

1.Cause of coccyx pain

During the first eight weeks of pregnancy, the body segments of the tail continue to develop to form a primitive tail. After the developmental period, the tail suddenly begins to decline, and the developed tail degenerates on.

This contradictory phenomenon of losing a tail that was created on purpose is a remnant of period when humans were monkeys, and is incorporated into our genetic mechanism.

Perhaps this is why, despite the fact that we have lost our tails, we still have sensitive nerves and strong muscles in our coccyx.

Sensitive nerves can sometimes induce painful aches and pains, and muscles can develop "Kori".

1-1 Nerves be stimulated

"Kori" or strong tension of the muscles side to or above and below coccyx can stimulate the nerves in the coccyx and cause sharp pain.

Since coccyx is located at the tip of the sacrum, it is more sensitive to external stimuli due to the shape of the bone and the angle between the sacrum and the pelvis, which was made during the shape of the sacrum (growth period).

And the grew skeleton is something that will stay with us for a lifetime.

However, unless coccyx is shaped in such a way that it is diagnosed, the angle and shape fall into the range of individual differences.
by the way that it's improvement can be seen by relaxing the muscles around coccyx.

1-2 Pressure from coccyx zone muscles

On the upper and lower sides of coccyx, there are relatively strong muscles, and on the lateral side, there is a groove (dent) along the protrusion of the tail.

Normally, the angle of the pelvis and the muscles in the lower part of coccyx protect the protrusion, making it imperceptible.

However, if the muscles above and below the coccyx become "Kori", or if "Kori" builds up in the groove of the projection, the affected area will feel pressure, which is the source of the pain, and the coccyx will become stiff.

(It is similar to the discomfort you feel when you put a marble or a super ball between your hip and a chair.)

Even though it has degenerated and cannot move of its own order. coccyx is stiffed that used by our ancestors have a risk of pain, and needs to be kept moving.

Women have thinner muscles than men, so they feel pain more easily.

2.Trigger of coccyx pain

It is rare for coccyx pain to occur suddenly (except in cases such as fell on buttock hard).

It tends to be a discomfort that has been accumulated over months or years, and one day it turns into pain, especially when it is triggered by events specific to women (childbirth, menstruation, menopause, etc.).

2-1 between Pregnancy and Postpartum

After childbirth, the pelvis has opened to its limit due to the decrease in female hormones, it closes. but the pelvis does not close smoothly, and the returning position may be distorted.

The pelvic misalignment causes "Kori" the size of a marble to a golf ball side to coccyx, and as it progresses, it triggers coccyx pain.

This is an essential checkpoint for postpartum pelvic realign. If you have this symptoms, coccyx area should relaxing.

2-2 Female organ Poor condition

The shape of the sacrum is different in women and men. just as the female sacrum has a steeper curve than the male, the coccyx is located at the tip of the sacrum, has female-specific properties.

The pelvis tightens and loosens with the menstrual cycle, although not as much pregnancy and childbirth.

Menstrual crampsmenstrual irregularities, and other problems with the female organ can trigger coccyx pain, and it is thought to be one of the factors that women feel pains.

If you have experienced female organ problems in the past, you are at risk of developing coccyx pain in the future. Even if you are not currently experiencing it, it is important to continue working on prevention.

2-3 Fat or Skinny body condition

Everyone wants to maintain the same body shape as when they were at their peak in their teens or twenties, but aging joints and muscles cannot withstand the peak body power.

It can be said that changes in body shape due to aging are the result of daring to reduce the power of the body in order to protect it from damages. and it can also be the wisdom of continuing to use a body that has passed its peak for the next 40 to 50 years.

However, any change in body shape that is not caused by aging is simply a negative factor.

For example, an obesity body that exceeds the index weight for each age group places a burden on the bones and joints that exceeds the weight-bearing capacity.

Muscle weakness due to lack of exercise causes the joints and muscles lose that they be able to bear.

Those negatives affect the sacrum, the root of balance, and cause further coccyx disorders.

The more people that reasons due to changes aging, they make Self-responsible body shape.

3.Dealing with coccyx Pain

If stiffness of coccyx is suspected, relax coccyx until the shape of the tip of it appears. to make "Kori" that covers coccyx to the sacrum into gently-sloping .

Release the stiffness of coccyx so that the tail can be moved (as an image).

3-1 Focused loosen up of coccyx muscles

・3-1 Focused loosen up of coccyx muscles

The side of coccyx is concave and you can usually touch the bony protrusion, but the gap it can be covered by a bumped "Kori", and the area around it can become so stiff that the unevenness disappears

Even though the human tail is degenerating, it can still cause a variety of discomfort if it cannot feel flexible.

In coccyx loosen up, coccyx's muscles have a limited range, are stretched so that they can be appear coccyx

If there is any "Kori" on the surface of coccyx, it can be loosened up in the same way, with the image of dividing the left and right sides.

Even if "Kori" is as small as the size of a marble, if it irritates coccyx nerves, it can be a troublesome area that continues to cause sharp pain.

・Suspected cases of coccyx pain

Pelvic unbalance and bottom's muscle discomfort  can cause not only coccyx pain but also other symptoms such as sacroiliac joint pain and sciatica.

Along with coccyx, the condition of bottom area must be checked as well.


"Kori" that appears near coccyx can cause to nerve irritation and pressure in the affected it, posing a risk of pain.

In addition, coccyx pain tends to appear more frequently in women, and may be triggered by childbirth or irregular menstruation.

It is important to loose up the stiffness of the coccyx while following the condition of the lower back.