Fellfrom 12' landing in the sitting position. It getting worse and worse-both the back pain and sitting drives me NUTS. WHen I had an EMG, the nurse told me her husband had his tailbone removed after back surguries that fail to help. She said it helped, but not completely. I've had 4 shots in the spine, and a shot in the tailbone, which did help some, but only for about a week. Any one else have this done? Is it even possible?
Is it broken? Can't you just have it manipulated back in place? It is gonna be sore for a long time, you landed on it. I wouldn't think about surgery just yet. The last thing that you want is someone cutting on you.
I was sitting in a chair at work when it broke and I fell on my butt. Not as long a fall as yours but hurt like the dickens. It took time to heal after many manipulations.
Have you asked a doctor this question? Are you seeing an orthapeadic surgeon? If you haven't, you probably should (no they don't always jump to a surgical solution), they're the ones that know about backs, see someone who specializes in spinal problems.
Gosh, that must of hurt like crazy. Hope you getter better soon.
APLIF T4-S1 on july 19, 2004
Harrington rod T5 - T12 1982
Thanks for the best wishes-it's been about 1 1/2 years since I fell, now work comp is sending me back to a second try at pain management-different place than the first. Problem was I came out of the first series with more pain than I started. I'm starting to think all these spine shots they give us are not REALLY very good for us. With the fall I have actually four problem areas-tailbone/L4/C4 and Thoracic which they can not hone in on the real spot yet. I will be checking all options whenever I get thru the red tape for the next series...Bugs me, July 8th or so the neurologist refered to pain management/between work comp and the clinic I still do not have an appt, 5 weeks and then they are 6 to 7 weeks booked out. They keep maxing out the drugs and you WAIT.