Recommendation for coccyx pain management specialist

Tammy Terry

Posted 2012-09-28

My name is Tammy Terry. I live with chronic coccyx pain, as well as sacrococcygeal pain.

In November of 2008, I feel over 8 feet from a playhouse structure my husband and I were building for my daughter. I was a trauma patient with over 7 vertebral compression fractures in my thoracic spine, including dislocating my spine at T11-T12. I underwent surgery to pull my spine back into alignment and also had hardware fusion with wire fixation.

My injuries to my sacrum, sacrococcygeal junction and tailbone were not discovered until a year later. (I had been confined to a TLSO brace 24/7 for several months and primary focus was on my thoracic spine the first year). Once it was discovered that I had severe damage to my coccyx (dislocations with fractures) in addition to my sacrum and sacrococcygeal junction, I was referred to my Neurosurgeon and an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports injuries. I have been advised by both surgeons to not have my coccyx removed.

Instead, I was referred to the most amazing and gifted doctor, who specializes in ganglion impar blocks, sacrococcygeal blocks and lumbar blocks. The relief I get from her gifted hands and extensive knowledge on placement of the needles, is awesome. My blocks generally last 2 1/2 months and believe me... it is very welcomed relief!

I want to spread the word to everyone who need coccyx and sacrum relief. Dr. Susan Sorosky (see Doctors and specialists in the USA, Arizona) is compassionate, gifted, won't cost you an arm and a leg to be seen and get relief! I love her and feel so very blessed to have her in my life!

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