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2020 Feb

Medicine (Baltimore)



Laser acupuncture for refractory coccydynia after traumatic coccyx fracture: A case report.


Lin C-H, Wu S-Y, Hu W-L, Hung C-H, Hung Y-C, Aurea Kuo C-E
Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Feb; 99(6):e18860.
PMID: 32028396.


Coccyx fracture is an injury usually caused by trauma. In most cases, the fractures recover after conservative therapy. For refractory cases that exhibit coccydynia after more than 2 months of conservative treatment, coccygectomy is indicated. However, limited information about the efficacy of this procedure is available, and it is known to have a high complication rate. As such, other therapeutic approaches are needed. Here, we report our experience using another conservative treatment option, low-level laser therapy, to successfully reduce refractory coccydynia in a patient with coccyx fracture.