“I have been married for three years and not been able to successfully have sexual intercourse with my husband. It caused way too much pain and discomfort every time we tried. I began wondering what is wrong with me and how such a natural process seemed so impossible for us. Due to the embarrassment of my situation, I had not shared my predicament with anyone for two years. I finally opened up to my primary care physician and she told me to “Just relax and have some wine”.
Tailbone pain, sometimes called Coccydynia, is pain at the coccyx. The coccyx is a small triangle shaped bone at the end of the spine that serves as an attachment site for several muscles, ligaments and tendons. Typically, someone experiencing Coccydynia will complain of pain when sitting or standing for long periods, rising to stand or leaning back while seated.
This very informative article provides insight into the significant role that overactive pelvic floor muscles often play as contributors to bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunctions. Evaluation and treatment of the “nonrelaxing pelvic floor” make up the largest percentage of the work that our pelvic physical therapist does every day at Provenance Rehabilitation.