Swollen spot on lower back


I am a 47 year old female and have been suffering from low back and leg pain for several years. About 3 months ago my Doctor (Spine Specialist in Minnesota), after pushing in and around the tailbone gave me the injection. This immediately stopped the pain for about 2 hours, and then I really struggled for the next 2 to 3 weeks. It helped mostly with the leg pain. I am scheduled to go back next week for a 2nd injection. I suffer almost constantly.

I continue to work but it has been very difficult. I also have a swollen spot on my lower back, which at times swells up and looks like a knob sticking out, usually after working 3 days or having to sit for a long period of time. It is very frustrating and I do not know what I would do if I didn't have this site to read. I have felt for some time a connection between bowel movements and my tailbone pain and just read today that others have also felt this.

Updated 2001-12-19

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