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Coccyx Injuries and Dislocation Exercises

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Michelle Zehr started writing professionally in 2009. She has written on health, fitness, fashion, interior design, home decorating,sports and finance for several websites. Zehr possesses a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in professional writing from Chatham University and a graduate certificate in health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.
Coccyx Injuries and Dislocation Exercises
Exercise can stimulate blood flow to help heal the coccyx. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

According to the National Institutes of Health, injuries to the coccyx, or tailbone, are most commonly the result of backward falls onto a hard surface. Fractures of the coccyx are rare. Coccyx injuries usually result in bruising of the bone or pulling of the ligaments. Exercises can provide temporary pain relief for coccyx injuries and dislocations. You should always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program for a coccyx injury or dislocation.

Spinal Twists

Spinal twists are intended to release the lower back and to stimulate the flow of blood to the spine. In order to complete a spinal twist, lie on your back on the ground. Pull your left knee into your chest and leave your right knee extended on the floor. Then lower your left knee across your right leg. Hold this stretch for one minute.

Bridge

A bridge exercise helps stretch the abdominal muscles as well as stimulate the flow of blood through the spine and into the coccyx. To perform a bridge, lie on your back. Your knees should be bent and the bottoms of your feet should be touching the floor. Keep your arms resting alongside your body with the palms of your hands facing the ground. Slowly lift your torso upward, starting at your hips. Continue to lift your hips while pushing your heels into the ground. Hold this position for a minute. Remember to breathe deeply, and when a minute is up slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.

Anal Lock

An anal lock is a Chinese holistic medicine treatment for coccyx pain. This exercise is designed to increase blood flow and tone, and strengthen the pelvic area. In order to complete this exercise, squeeze the anal sphincter -- the muscle you use to have a bowel movement -- as tightly as you possibly can. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then release. Relax for a few seconds and complete one set of three to five repetitions. Complete this exercise 10 to 15 times each day.

Walking

According to Spine Health, walking can help relieve pain caused by coccyx injury or dislocation. Walking daily for 30 minutes at a time or engaging in other low-impact aerobic activities can help stimulate blood flow and healing. In addition, avoiding sitting can help relieve pressure felt on the coccyx.

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