I took a hard fall to my tail bone around 8 years ago and other than the initial pain from the fall, had no problems. A couple years after, I started having severe pain whenever I sat for more than about 45 minutes. I've been dealing with this ever since. I have had x rays, an MRI, many rectal exams, and a cortisone shot and got nowhere. I've been to the doctor many times and all they suggest is more cortisone (which did not work). I have several tail bone cushions but the pain is still unacceptable. I can't go for a drive, watch a movie, and sometimes even sit through a 50 minute class without this severe pain.
I believe the problem is an unstable coccyx since I can feel it moving when I sit for too long. Does anyone know of any effective treatments short of removing the coccyx? I can't remember what it feels like to go for one day without pain. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I had an accupuncturist in hollywood who spent 3 hours on me doing cupping and regular accupunccture but the final 15 minutes really helped ... one needle in the right side of the base of the tailbone, one in the elbow, and one in the hand. 15 mins of that and I felt great for 3 days. It came back however but not in full force. I will go back again but it's too expensive for me (80 bucks). I also saw a pelvic floor specialist who seems to have vast knowledge on the issue but my insurance doesnt cover her either. I think both have solid potential to helping me.
The cortisone shot i had didnt help but i didnt do it under x-ray ... I have another one set up for july 29th if the treatments i have in the meantime are not effective.
I have two posturpedic pillows that have tailbone holes (relaxtheback)... one for work and one for the car. I'd probably have noticed the problem sooner if not for it.
It's odd to me that you cant jog or run but im assuming that has to do with the positioning of the coccyx since mine is bent forward and to the right.
I can sprint straight ahead without issue BUT I can't throw a baseball without getting zapped (well I can sometimes by balancing on my left leg). I also can't kick a soccer ball or throw a football. Most of my problems are bending to the left especially while picking something up with any weight. Fatigue plays a large role as well.
I have a tempurpedic pad on my mattress that I normally dont put on but in this situation I thought it may help. I however feel much better (well no real pain) in the morning with my tailbone BUT really stiff in my lower back.
Have either of you gotten an in depth diagnosis as to how your tailbone is causing you issue?
my sister started feeling this outrageous pain after falling down twice..
She insists that the pain she feels gets worse than before she can't even sit properly because of the pain she feels what do you think had happened?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.