Help diagnose/cure my yogic back pain.
October 22, 2008 9:23 AM Subscribe
Sharp back (coccyx) pain when doing yoga or working out but no other time.
posted by Manhasset to health & fitness (8 answers total)
When I go from Plank to Downward Dog in Yoga (or hold DD for any amount of time) I feel very sharp pain in my lower back/spine/coccyx. It's brutally painful and feels more skeletal than muscular--I'm now terrified of the position and no longer do it.
I visited my doctor but it didn't happen while there.
It seems to mostly happen the further I am into a workout.
Anyone know why this is or what I can do about it? Some instructors have suggested it's a weak core but I can do about 60 pushups and over 100 situps so I find that suspicious. Plus it's not a weakness feeling but a sharp-knife-in-my-back pain, which also doesn't make me think "weakness".