Pain came back after 35 years - Cranio-sacral therapy?


I am a 64 year old female with coccydynia and would not wish it on an enemy. My first injury occurred in a school gym class. I reinjured myself while doing situps on a tile floor when I was 28. From July 1964 to June l965, I experienced this horrible pain and found only relief while sitting between 2 books. Finally, my orthopedic surgeon agreed to do the coccygectomy. I found it to be the absolutely most painful surgical experience I'd ever endured. However, it only took about 2-3 months and I had no pain from then on.

Now, over 35 years later, the pain has returned. So far the doctor has had many tests done, an x-ray, and a bone scan. The bone scan indicated osteoporosis so I am now on Fosamax and am tolerating that pretty well. However, it doesn't do anything for the pain. I am now scheduled for an MRI. Recently, having been so frustrated by the situation, I have also been taking chiropractic treatments. While she has been able to correct certain misalignments, the pain remains.

Posted 2000-11-18


Since I first contacted you I have tried chiropractic, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, Sacro-Wedgy, physical therapy, cortisone injections - all after ruling out other possibilities via MRI, bone scan, xray, etc. Now I have heard about cranio-sacral therapy. Has anyone had any experience with this form of treatment??? Also, I found out in the bone scan that the tailbone operation resulted in a PARTIAL resection, not the entire coccyx. But I did have 35 years of relief.

Updated 2002-01-06

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