I had excruciating pain when I went to rise from a sitting position

Nicole - Nicole849@aol.com

Posted 2008-11-23

I was surfing the net trying to find information on why my tailbone just suddenly seemed to start aching and stumbled upon your page......and I can say it made me feel a lot better to know I was not crazy and I would like to share my personal experience.

About 18 months ago I noticed my tail bone feeling a bit sore after sitting for long periods of time. OK, so I put on a few pounds and was still determined to wear the same size thong and just figured the thong was too small and it had aggravated my behind.

Well the soreness won so I graduated to granny panties in an attempt to resolve that issue and I noticed over this past summer that as the soreness progressed, I also had excruciating pain when I went to rise from a sitting position. I would lock up and go "ok....one......two......three.......SCREAM!" in order to rise up! I have no pain standing or walking, no pain laying on my side.....though if I laid on my back, if I had a really bad "sore tail bone day" then I would feel the soreness while laying on my back and it was like ugh....and I would turn over....

My poor husband.....the days of getting excited about rubbing his wife's butt has sort of turned into a very unsexy "will you rub my sore tailbone?" Poor guy - he looks so helpless (and horrified) when I have yelped and prayed for Jesus while getting up out of a restaurant chair .....maybe that's why we started going to drive through's lately?

I discovered recently that if I leaned forward before I went to go rise from a sitting position, I can feel the tendons/ligaments or whatever is attached to the daggone tail bone....really strrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrretch.....and the further I leaned forward, the more it would stretch. Oh don't get me wrong, that was painful but it would feel like a really sore muscle being stretched and actually alleviated some of the stiffness prior to my attempt to "get up"....... While it's certainly not lady-like to be leaned over like that while in a sitting position..... and then getting up as though I am some hunch back of Notre Dame........but I found can actually rise up from a sitting position without screaming "oh my gawd, oh jesus, oh sh*t, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!"

I also found that if I sit little bit forward.....so I am not sitting directly on my tail bone, then I don't develop the soreness as bad, though I still resort to the hunchback of Notre Dame lean over to get up (just in case my tail bone has a mind of it's own and decides to lock up on me)..... and now I am thinking maybe the bad posture has caught up with me all these years? I try to pay attention to how I am sitting and that is helping allot though some days I get so absorbed with pounding out yet another report or working on yet another spreadsheet on my computer, that an hour later I realize my tail bone is laughing hideously and reminding me how much fun (NOT) that I am going to have the next time I have to get up.

But it seemed like in an office of 60 people, I was the only one who seemed to be afflicted with this and it's gotten pretty comical for my co-workers when they hear a yelp from my office - they know my butt is acting up. Your site has been tremendous on information.......and I also had started heading down that money draining path of going to doctors to find out if there was something I could do to alleviate it in totality...but reading everyone's experiences is really going to help me to ask the right questions about treatment and alternatives!



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