Acute coccyx pain

Parker King -

I am a 54-year-old male, very tall and a bit overweight. I sleep on a Tempur-pedic bed. Every few months I am awakened by acute coccyx pain. Last night at 2:15, I was awakened with this pain, which feels like a very strong kick in the tailbone (something I experienced as a youth) and struggled to get into the bathroom thinking it might be a rough bowel movement. Once there, I felt myself break into a cold sweat and nearly pass out as I sat. No bowel movement occurred.

This has happened about 3 times before in the last couple years, but this felt a bit more severe. My doctor was stumped when I mentioned it before, but as it only happens every few months, he ran no tests. Anyone with experience with occasional acute coccyx pain?


Parker King

Updated 2003-03-23

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