It was the ligament connected to the tailbone

Melissa -

Posted 2007-01-28

I started having tailbone pain about a year ago and it's finally subsiding. I went to my general doctor, who referred me to a spine specialist, who then referred me to a physical therapist. I went to the physical therapist for a couple months with not much luck. A friend then referred me to this great doctor that specializes in muscular & skeletal injuries. I went in and explained my situation as I did to all the other medical professionals. He asked me a few questions and then examined my tailbone area. Touching my tailbone was only tender at the very end. When he ran his finger along one of the ligaments that connects to my coccyx is when I could really feel the pain.

Long story short, it wasn't my coccyx that was the problem, it was the ligament connected to it. I ended up getting a cortisone shot last Friday (today is the following Thursday) and it's starting to get better. I can actually touch my tailbone without cringing; although I'm still careful with it for now. The cortisone may hurt for a few days (for me it was about 2-3) but its well worth it in the end.

I recommend seeing a doctor that specializes in muscular & skeletal injuries if you haven't had any luck yet. If you're in the Seattle, Washington area, Dr. Hatzakis of Bellevue Rehabilitation Associates in Bellevue, Washington (see Doctors and specialists in the USA) is who I saw. I highly recommend him.

Good Luck to all of you!


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