Jumping into water caused tailbone pain


I injured my tail bone two months ago while on a scuba diving trip. A couple of days before we came home a bunch of us thought we would go swimming and jump off the top of the boat into the water for fun (about 20 – 30 feet high). As soon as I got out of the water I knew something was terribly wrong. I could not sit down without excruciating pain. Needless to say the 4 hour flight home two days later was extremely uncomfortable.

After dealing with the pain for two weeks I went to see my doctor. He took x-rays of my tail bone and concluded that it was just bruised. I am an administrative assistant therefore I have to sit down all day. Your site and advice from fellow coccygodynia sufferers has helped me greatly. I follow most of the advice given, I sit on my knees, sit on one buttock, have a timer at work to ensure that I get up and walk around every 20 – 30 mins, and I have designed several cushions among other things. I am still in considerable pain when sitting, and when going from sitting to standing up, and will be going to see my doctor again next week.

I wanted you to know how grateful I am that I found your site, it has been tremendously useful. I made my husband sit down and read the information as he seemed to find it rather funny that I hurt my butt and can't sit down. He now has a new appreciation for my ailment!



Dallas, Texas

Updated 2002-09-29

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