Txsilver has more experience with this then I do. I'm replying to bump your post to the top so she see's it when she returns...
Best of luck!
I have suffered from this pain for over 2 years, I have had manipulation and steroid injections under general anesthetic twice. I have just been told that I have a large hook on the end of my coccyx as well as arthritis in the joint, I was told that I am a good candidate for surgery (removal of the coccyx) and although I am very scared of the procedure I feel that I am no longer living a full and happy life. So in the next couple of months I will go back to hospital for the surgerey!
You really should go and see a specialist and get it sorted out, it will only get worse believe me! I am dependent of drugs to help me sleep and to get me throught the working day, I cannot sit on the sofa and hate long car journeys, I look really odd during meetings at work when I stand up instead of sitting down on our really nice hard chairs!
I will let you know how it goes, and would love to hear if you decide to have any treatment.
I just got diagnosed with arthritis in the coccyx from the xray's. I've had the pain for two weeks. I could tolerate pain but this is very painful, I could relate to feeling as if the bones are rubbing on each other, and they rub hard I feel. Also, as I passed my hand over my coccyx region, the skin was hurting as if needles were under my skin. Fortunately, the needle feeling has passed, maybe the Ibuprofen helped with the inflammation. For the past two weeks I've been on Ibuprofen and Tramadol, I had to live on them in order to function at work. My profession requires a lot of sitting at work. So with the xray's diagnosing my situation, my stance is to take action in first, to purchase what's called a coccyx tailbone reliever. It's a cussion found at your local medical equipment store. Second, I started using Osteo Bi-Plex (glucosamine chondroitin) tablets, it's highly recommended for arthritis relief.
Third, I'm visiting the chiropractor for the heat pad treatments. I've had car accidents in the past, and have seen the chiropractor on/off.
I hope these treatment options help whomever reads this.
i have had arthritis in the coccyx for the last 10 years and i am in so much pain now. doctors are trying everthing. so i do not have much pain. but its not working. i am on so much pills. i would love to hear from u all. as i dont talk to many people. but some days i can not even walk that much. i would love to hear from u all and my e-mail is ***@****
I have had sacroileatic and coccyx pain since the fall of 2003. I was rushing and running my son to the daycare across the street. I decided to take a shortcut and take my son down this little hill next to the daycare and because it rained the night before, I slipped down the hill and fell directly on my coccyx. I had mild pain at first. I will still having pain in February of 2004 and went back to the doctor. She diagnosed me with sacroileatic and coccyxical (sp?) chronic pain which would turn into osteoarthritis as I have gotten older. I manage it pretty decently for the most part (I live on Percocet 5/25- 4 tabs a day; on really bad days it's upwards of 6-8.) I have tried spinal manipulation, inversion therapy, hydro therapy, massage therapy, taking Nsaids*, and even TENS to block the pain. Well, the manipulation, hydro, and massage therapy are all pretty nice but they're only short term fixes and after they've worn off, I'm in even more pain. The Nsaids I cannot take any anymore as they have caused ulcers.Then TENS is good enough, but the electric shocks my husband could deal with putting the pads on me, but he couldn't deal with the one thing that blocked the pain- but he couldn't deal with the out of pocket expense by our insurance.
I know there has to be someone out there who has the answer on how to control the pain and not let the pain control me.
Waiting your answers,