Fractured coccyx falling on the ice

Cindy -

I fractured my coccyx in January after a fall on the ice. After several months I still have pain. I can not sit up straight, If I lean back it hurts. I have a lot of the pain to the left of my tailbone. The pain radiates around to my hips and down to the beginning of my thighs. It will ache for a few days then go away and start up again, however, the pain in my tailbone is always there when I sit.

I went to the doctor on Monday because I couldn't sit or stand for long. It hurt to stand up straight. It hurt whenever I sat and I always have to lean forward a bit. It was so uncomfortable and the pain was becoming unbearable.

The Doctor took an x-ray of my pelvis. I got the results yesterday from a nurse at the office (my doctor was out of town) she said that there looks like there is a thickening of the bone where my spine connects to my pelvis. Has anyone heard of such a thing? She told me nothing can be done. I have an appointment next week with the doctor. For now I am taking naproxen, it helps a little but there is still some pain. Does anyone have suggestions or advice? Please let me know

Updated 2001-07-21

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