Coccyx internal manipulation with cortisone

Kayley, UK -

Posted 2018-02-04

Hey, I'm 29 years old and suffered with Coccydynia now for around 4 years. My doctors feels this may be caused due to poor posture, as I have not fallen. Throughout this time I have received Cortisone Injections, some successful, some not.

In my office job I now have a snazzy chair which helps the tiniest amount, but still struggle to get out of it. Basically as with many sufferers Coccyxdynia controls my life, which then triggers my depression and so on.

On Friday, I finally went in for internal manipulation under sedation, a procedure I had been pushing for quite some time. Before treatment I had read through this site for hours on end and was quite looking forward to an instant improvement. Yet here I am 3 days on and still feeling rather sore and I guess you could describe it as bruised.

Has anyone else had this outcome? If yes, did this improve over the healing process? I may also add that my surgeon also have me my cortisone injection at the same time, but that I am used and aware of the after pain.

Although it may not have helped that my other half has not once but twice knees me in the backside in his sleep (there was lots of tears, followed by lots of apologies).

Update, 2019-05-12

A couple of months following on from my manipulation with cortisone alongside I did eventually get some relief, which I think mainly was from the cortisone taking effect.

Yet forward on a year from my internal manipulation, I am now awaiting my appointment for my 2nd try at manipulation/cortisone, as the pain has sadly returned.

I really want to avoid getting to the point where my surgeon has the talk about the possibility of removal of the coccyx, as I haven't really read many success stories and I hear the healing process can take a long long time with high risk of infection.

I'm finding now as well that the upper section of my back is taking the brunt of having to sit in odd positions to accommodate my dodgy coccyx.

I'm keeping fingers, toes and everything else crossed that my 2nd manipulation is more successful, but we shall see.


Note from Jon Miles:

I emailed more than a year after this story was posted, to ask for an update, as the long-term outcome of treatment is of great interest. In this case I did not get a reply.

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