Huge pain

Tasha -

My name is Tasha and I am 14 years old (if you can believe it) and one day I started to have this little pain near my tail bone, I thought it was probably nothing, so I didn't do anything about it and I didn't tell my parents about it. But it kept on getting worse as the months went on and I went to the doctor and I got x-rays at the hospital, they found nothing. My doctor just said to do an exercise called pilates. So I did that, but it didn't help at all.

As it got worse it got harder to sit down and stand up, right now I am on my knees typing because it hurts too much to sit down. My mom found a site about my pain and she and I both think that I have coccydynia. I have all of the symptoms and I have read some of the other e-mails about people getting coccydynia, and I am kind of glad (no offence) that lots of other people have it too, because I was just scared out of my mind that I might have something that not many people have.

In one of the e-mails, I read that you should go to an ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST so I am intending to do so. Also I read about a coccyx cushion that is suppose to help you sit down. I don't really know if that would work, but I am definitely going to tell my mom to contact an ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST. Whatever it takes to get rid of this excruciating pain. I don't care, I just want it gone.

Updated 2003-02-02

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