Coccygeal movement via microcurrent stimulation

This case is based on the concepts described in my article “Cranio-sacral therapy”. Please read the article before reading this case

This is a preliminary attempt to move the coccyx by using Tennant’s biomodulator microcurrent device to stimulate the accessory nerve at sternocleidomastoid muscles, a technique known as the “Bowling ball syndrome technique

In my opinion, since the Tennant’s biomodulator technique for correcting the bowling ball syndrome involves aligning the sphenoid bone; and since the sphenoid bone is attached to the dura matter proximally, and the dura matter is attached to the coccyx distally; therefore, it is theoretically possible to use the Tennant’s biomodulator technique to manipulate the coccygeal movement because once the sphenoid bone is moved cranially, it will pull the coccyx distally via its continuous dural attachment

To test this theory, a normal 50 years old patient with no previous abnormalities or spinal malalignment volunteered for bilateral sternocleidomastoid microcurrent biomodulator accessory nerve stimulation by me. The coccyx was imaged radiographically in a lateral, coccyx-dedicated radiographic view before stimulation. The images were taken while the patient is lying on his lateral side, to avoid the normal movement of the coccyx at standing position during walking or at normal sitting position. Two common radiographic coccygeal angles in the radiographic literature were measured to determine coccygeal movement: the “Intercoccygeal angle”, and the “Sacrococcygeal angle

The before and after Tennant’s biomodulator stimulation radiographic coccygeal views showed movement of the coccyx after accessory nerve stimulation, detected in the radiographs as a difference in the coccygeal angulation as the following (Figure):

Intercoccygeal angle = before stimulation (43o), after stimulation (52o); difference = 9o

Sacrococcygeal angle = before stimulation (102o), after stimulation (90o); difference = 12o

This case presented a theoretical view of coccygeal manipulation via using microcurrent accessory nerve stimulation, a technique uniquely presented by Dr. Jerry Tennant in his book “Healing is voltage” via using Tennant biomodulator. The theory is based on anatomical facts and osteopathic / chiropractic teachings of cranio-sacral therapy, which describes a continuous relation between the craniums (Sphenoid bone) and the sacrum & coccyx through the dural attachment

The radiographic case presented showed a possibility and potentiality to use microcurrent stimulation in sacro-coccygeal manipulation. However, more cases need to be studied before cementing such acclaim. Also, the use of such microcurrent stimulation for treatment of difficult cases like coccydynia needs further research