Coccydynia under 18 years old

Izzy, UK - iamapuffafish@yahoo.co.uk

Posted 2018-05-13

My name is Izzy and I've had coccydynia for 14 months following a fall on the stairs at my old job. 3 weeks ago I had a steroid injection and manipulation under anesthesia as every other non-invasive treatment was having no effect. The procedure was done by an orthopaedic surgeon in my local hospital. I've always received the vibe from him that he either: 1. doesn't believe my pain and is dismissing it; or 2. doesn't understand coccydynia enough to be able to treat it.

3 weeks post injection and I am still in a lot of pain - more than before. My hips and pelvic floor go into the worst cramps, sitting and lying is agony and exercising is a no go. Next year I will be sitting my a level exams but currently I'm looking at having to retake a year due to my pain causing me to fall behind in my work.

I'm also seeing a pediatric neurologist next week as since having my injury I have extremely abnormal hot feet, leg weakness, a numb left foot when I sit for too long and allodynia type symptoms in the left hand side of my back.

I've wanted to see Mr Hardy in Bristol but he won't treat people under 18. I don't know what other coccyx specialists are close enough who would treat me. I'm desperate, in pain and losing hope. I just want someone to understand my pain and help me get better so I can get the grades I deserve and start enjoying life again. Where do I go at this point?

Thank you, Izzy :)

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