and pain in the superior gluteal region and down the back of the thigh: Causation by tonic spasm of the levator ani, coccygeus and piriformis muscles and relief by massage of these muscles.
Press in the midline posteriorly against the coccyx to rule out coccygodynia
I have had discomfort in the tailbone area for over 12 years and was diagnosed with levator syndrome (spasm) and coccygodynia
by my colorectal surgeon.
There are many names for hypertonus diagnoses involving these symptoms including: levatores ani syndrome (Nicosia, 1985; Salvanti, 1987; Sohn, 1982), tension myalgia (Sinaki, 1977), proctalgia fugax (Swain, 1987), coccygodynia
(Dittrich, 1951; Thiele, 1937; 1963; Waters, 1992), dyspareunia (Glatt, 1990), vaginismus (Hall, 1952), animus, vulvodynia (MacLean, 1995; Marinoff & Turner, 1992; Reid, 1993; Secor, 1992), vulvar vestibulitis (deJong, 1995; Spadt, 1995), interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia (Turner, 1991), pelvic pain (Baker, 1993), and urethral syndrome (Steege, Metzger, & Levy 1998).
The application of infrared thermography in the assessment of patients with coccygodynia
before and after manual therapy combined with diathermy.
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