Pain in the Coccyx bone

How AtlasPROfilax® can help with pain in the coccyx bone

Pain in Coccyx

Of ligamentary origin

The coccyx, Co1, is an important segment of the spine that supports muscles and ligaments. The tension produced by the region of the back of the neck can be transferred to the coccyx by means of the dura mater and settled in the sacrococcygeal ligaments, thus weakening the interfered nerves and worsening the symptoms of a previous local lesion of the coccyx.

Effectiveness, improvements and limitations of AtlasPROfilax® in Pain in the coccyx bone

  • The correction of the MID of the Atlas can help in some cases to reduce the pain in the coccyx bone (improvement reported in 40 to 60% of cases).
  • But if the coccyx has been directly affected by a trauma (heavy fall on the buttocks, childbirth, etc.) or by repetitive micro trauma (by regular riding, cycling, etc.) that has affected the good position of this segment of the spine, the correction of the MID of the Atlas will not be sufficient. In such cases, it is strongly recommended that highly qualified specialists in Chiropractic or Structural Osteopathy do a direct job of repositioning the coccyx bone.
  • AtlasPROfilax® has no incidence in coccyx fractures, anorectal infections, tumors or dislocations of the coccyx. For all these conditions, the patient should seek help from a specialist.

According to Maigne, "The pain of coccyx or coccygodynia is caused by stress and decreased flexion and extension of the lumbosacral hinge (L4-L5 or L5-S1). As well as the loss of sagittal  lumbar and pelvic mobility, frequent in chronic low back pain, which prevents the correct placement of the coccyx inside the pelvis during seating and returns exposed to the coccyx".

Conditions such as posterior or anterior dislocation of the coccyx bone, hyper coccygeal mobility, hooked coccyx, fractures, presence of Tarlov cysts or coccygeal spicules, microcrystalline arthritis, pudendal nerve entrapment and anal pathology tend to lead to coccyx pain and do not have a clear response with correction of the MID of C1.


AtlasPROfilax and Pain in the Coccyx bone

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Related References:

  • Woon; Jason T.; Stringer, Mark D. The anatomy of the sacrococcygeal cornual region and its clinical relevance. Anatomical Science International. 2013.
  • Yousef Marwan; Wael Husain; Waleed Alhajii; Magdy Mogawer. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy relieved pain in patients with coccydynia: a report of two cases. The Spine Journal Volume 14, Issue 1 , pp E1-E4, 2013.
  • Maigne JY; Chatellier G.; Faou ML; Archambeau M.The treatment of chronic coccydynia with intrarectal manipulation: a randomized controlled study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Aug 15;31(18): E621-7.
  • Bronfort, Gert; Haas, mitch; Evans, Roni; Leininger, Brent; Triano, Jay. Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. 2010 Bronfort et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Please read our disclaimer

It is not our intention that readers of this website assume that the Minor Intervertebral Derangement of the Atlas is the only cause of the health problems listed earlier in this section.  Pain is usually a warning sign that there is an actual or potential tissue damage, so it is necessary to see a specialist to determine its possible causes.

E.g. headaches or local pain can have many causes and can also be a sign of an ongoing disease. Even apparent benign muscle pain can indicate a metabolic, immune, vascular or joint condition. Therefore, if you have any of these health problems, please contact your doctor and follow the proper treatment. Remember to manage your health quickly.

AtlasPROfilax® is a kinesiological method that supports allopathic and natural medicine as well as orthopedic dentistry. In no case does it interfere with or replace medical and/or dental treatments or medicines. The only purpose is to correct the MID of the Atlas to improve the quality of life of the patient and turn their body into a more fertile ground for any subsequent treatment and therapy.

The same way that a large number of patients react quite well to complementary medicine specialties (homeopathy, neural therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, aromatherapy, nutraceuticals, osteopathy, chiropractic, massages, energy therapies, etc.), there is always a population that, due to a lack of receptivity to these techniques or due to the condition of their own health, does not have the expected results.

Likewise, as Chilean biologists Maturana and Varela state, "Living beings are networks of molecular productions where the produced molecules generate their interactions in the same network that produces them". This principle of autopoiesis, which deals with self-production and self-regulation, explains why some patients evolve favorably with a therapy while others don't.

All the above is to point out that the atlas MID correction has been shown to be highly effective in reducing benign chronic myofascial pain, in some functional alterations of posture as well as in the rearrangement of the Tonic Postural System. However, as in any specialty of complementary medicine, the results are proportional to the patient's autopoiesis.

There are several probable etiologies for the development of problems and pain in the body, from endogenous (genetic, congenital, autoimmune, etc.), exogenous (allergic, iatrogenic, pathogenic, etc.), environmental (mechanical and postural, ergonomic, professional, etc.) and multifactorial (neoplastic, idiopathic, psychosomatic, etc.) alterations.

The misalignment of the Atlas had not been taken into account up until the development of Osteopathy in 1874 by A. Taylor Still, M.D. and the birth of Chiropractic in 1895 by D. D. Palmer. The concept of Minor Intervertebral Desarrangement was included in 1969 by R. Maigne, M.D. The MID of the Atlas, studied in depth for 20 years by Dr. R.-C. Schümperli, E.M., was published in 1993.

The MID of C1 is one of the factors that triggers myofascial pain, but it is not the only one. Minor Intervertebral Derangement of any area of the spine may be painfully projected into certain muscles and ligaments. This to point out that the MID of C1 is not a justification for all myofascial pain, although the correction of this MID helps to reverse MIDs from other areas.

The correction of the MID of C1 has been highly favorable for the following cases:

  • Fascial hysteresis (plastic deformation of fascial tissues that prevents the correct length of muscles).
  • A wide range of pains (headache, cervical pain, arm pain, upper back pain, low back pain, pain in the sacrum, pain in the coccyx, hip pain, knee pain and heel pain).
  • Chronic pain that is neither malignant nor metabolic nor autoimmune (muscular, periarticular and paravertebral pains).
  • Propensity to muscle and joint rigidity of a non-malignant nature (that is not the product of metabolic, genetic and/or congenital disorders).
  • Postural abnormalities (Not of neuropathic, myopathic and/or osteopathic origin, or due to congenital or genetic syndromes).
  • Chronic contractions (not related to degenerative conditions of the spine and joints).
  • Trigger points (Mainly affecting the head, neck and upper extremities).
  • Some stress syndromes (that have not had a good therapeutic response to conventional techniques).
  • Poor execution of simple tasks and activities (Progressive decrease in strength and mobility, which has no neuropathic or genetic origin).
  • Post-cervical whiplash syndromes (mood and sleep disorders, galloping pain and stiffness, all after an accident).
  • Sedentary pain (In patients who have a upper crossed syndrome aggravated by their work and posture).