Tailbone pain, doctors stumped


Original posting 2002-03-31

I gave birth to twins, vaginally back in February of 99. They weighed 6.1 and 6.3 pounds. The doctors believe this is when I received my trauma to my tailbone. Anyway, I have had numerous tests, (MRI, bone scan, etc). they all come back normal. I have had the injections which worked for about 5 months, but recently the injections (two, two weeks apart), did not do anything.

I am in a lot of pain, especially when rising from a sitting position, it is almost breathtaking the pain. The doctors are stumped. They are now suggesting a spine specialist. I am at the end of my rope. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cathy in Pennsylvania.

Update posted 2002-07-28

I had the surgery to removed my tailbone on June 21 st. The surgery itself was not as bad as I ever thought it would be. I was very lucky to have a doctor who was experienced in coccyx removal (two a year). I still am experiencing pain, I'm hoping its still mostly from the surgery.

As far as the surgical experience, it was really not that bad. I keep praying that this pain is only temporary.


Cathy in Pennsylvania

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