Pain in the butt

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with a spasm in your tailbone? or a pain in your butt? It can really be painful. Its a deep crampy ache in the base of your spine that doesn’t necessarily have to be connected to a recent injury, but usually there was an injury at some point in the past. You can also get it if you’ve got a problem with your sacrum.

Usually spasms like this occur only sporadically. They seem to be connected to hormone imbalances or dehydration. If you have this pain, try drinking water first or an electrolyte based drink first. If that doesn’t work, try taking a homeopathic remedy of magnesium – magnesium often stops spasms. You can get it in most health food stores, its called Mag Phos. It comes in various strengths, 30C is good. Take it every 15 minutes or so until the spasm stops. If that doesn’t work, try sitting in a tub of warm water, and relax your body. 

If you have them on a chronic basis, its an entirely different matter. I’ve taken care of people who had this pain chronically over the years. It is often very difficult to tolerate. Most of them have been on some sort of pain medication to dull the sensation. 

Acupuncture is one of the best solutions for this type of pain because it helps relax the muscles around the area, re-aligns the sacrum, and helps remove spasm. 

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