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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Could my rheumatoid arthritis be associated with my coccyx, lower back and hip pain?

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, and see a specialist regularly. As of the last couple of weeks, inflammation markers in my blood have been fairly low. I take an arthritis treatment drug daily.

    However, I have this terrible, steady ache in my tailbone that expands out to my hips and lower back as the day goes on. I also have some mild SI joint pain. My usual exercise, cycling, only exacerbates it. Floating in deep water helps, but nothing else. Panadol only dulls the ache.

    Is this part of my arthritis? I didn't think the coccyx was prone to rheumatoid flare ups. I'm tempted to try massage, but my lower back is VERY sensitive to touch. Is there an exercise I should be trying, or should I go back to the rheumatologist?
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    Josephine Perry

    Bowen Therapist

    Josephine is a fully qualified Bowen Therapist, with full insurance cover and Association membership. Rebates provided by most health funds, according to levels of cover.Practice … View Profile

    Bowen Therapy is a very gentle, non-invasive treatment for musculo-skeletal dysfunction. It consists of a specific series of light, rolling moves over muscle/ligament/tendon areas which are affected.  This stimulates the brain to respond by assuming correct alignment of the muscles and relieving possible nerve impingement.  I hope your condition improves.

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