Protruding tailbone

Amy -

Hi ! I am a 31 active female who has a tailbone/sacrum problem and was wondering if anyone could help me. I was born with a "funny" tailbone. It protrudes out my back and can be felt through my clothing. When I sit , it hurts because of the pressure on that bone.

I went to an orthopedic surgeon who looked at my x-rays and told me that all he could do for me was send me to the U of M to a "sitting clinic" where they could make me pillows to carry along with me so I could sit and be pain free. I had tears in my eyes ! I was soooo disappointed! He said that if that wasn't what I wanted to hear , maybe I should go see a neuro surgeon, but that he would more than likely tell me the same thing.

I read alot of the postings, and everyone seems to have had injuries where mine is a birth defect.....any advice?

Thanks Amy

Updated 2001-07-01

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