Coccyx pain for 2 1/2 years

Jennie -

Posted 2011-06-19

I had a tailbone injury 2 1/2 years ago while sledding. I looked up information about tailbone injuries online and I found that it can take months to heal and that there is nothing that can be done with that area, so I figured its a waste of time to go to a doctor. I just tried not to sit and soaked it. I was in extreme pain anytime I would sit and it was impossible to get up unless someone pulled me up.

It's 2 1/2 years since this happened and I still have had little relief from the pain. I went through giving birth with this pain and it was hell. I've tried ben gay, ibuprofen, massage, cold/hot therapy nothing helps. I also get numbness in that area. I have pain in my entire spine/back and neck I wonder if that is related to the injury. I wake up every morning feeling awful where I just don't want to move, its very frustrating. I just want to go to one place and find a solution no wasting time.

I recently have been diagnosed with a panic disorder. Went to the emergency room with other symptoms related to my panic disorder mentioned my tailbone pain and they just blew me off and said its anxiety related. I am going to see a doctor soon and I'm getting discouraged that they will continue to ignore this problem thinking its anxiety related.

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