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    Old 08-15-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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    I am new here and like a lot of you, I am having terrible pain in the coccyx area. I am also having pain on the 'sit bones' (ischial tuberosities). I find it hard to sit, stand, walk and just about anything that is active. I have a deep ache and burning in the coccyx region. Sometimes, I will have shooting pains down my legs as well. I cannot sit for very long because of the 'sit bones' hurting as well. My feet even hurt at times!
    I really hate to go to a doctor because of all the tests, the medicines,etc. Boy, if there was some way for the doc to feel what the patient feels!!!
    I have been looking online for some orthopaedic pillows to sit on and really do not know what I need, whether it be a gel filled, foam filled or what. Have any of you had this problem?
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    Old 08-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Hi! I have had this kind of pain from time to time, and it is really tough! You can buy a wedge shaped pillow with a cut out area for the tail bone. I found one at a medical supply store. This helps, as does a regular pillow if you are in a pinch. I also have lower back disc/joint problems, so the coccyx/tailbone pains are related for me. It would probably be good to be diagnosed by a spine specialist just to make sure there are no other issues going on. I have found that my tail bone flares up when my lower back flares up. Take care, Kera

     
    Old 08-15-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Hello,
    I am 6 months post op fusion and am currently having this. It hurts so bad.
    Sheri

     
    Old 08-16-2006, 05:01 AM   #4
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Thanks Kera and Sheri....
    Kera, I am currently trying to find a pillow with the tailbone cut out to relieve pressure and I guess you are right. I do need to see a specialist because the quality of life is not good with this problem(s).
    Sheri, did you have this problem before your fusion? Several years ago, I had to have vertebrae in my neck fused. I cannot say it helped that much but then I really don't know what I would be like today if I had not had the surgery.

     
    Old 08-16-2006, 06:42 AM   #5
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Is this kind of pain comon for low back fusions? I wish I would have known about that before my fusion.

     
    Old 08-16-2006, 06:20 PM   #6
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    Hello,
    I never had it before my fusion. It just started at 5.5 months post op.
    Sheri

     
    Old 08-19-2006, 02:28 PM   #7
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    I had my 2nd surgery on Jan 9th of 04 and have had that pain in my tail bone .. at times it feels like alot of crushing pressure and then my pariformis muscle, hip, calf and ankle pain starts soon after.. I have been out in public when this has started and have to stoop down to relieve the pain.


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    Old 08-19-2006, 07:53 PM   #8
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    Joe,
    yep,
    thats exactly what happens to me. Severe pressure. It even makes me feel llike I have to go to the bathroom. I was walking in the store and got the severe pressure and had to leave. What is it?????
    Sheri

     
    Old 08-20-2006, 10:11 AM   #9
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Sheri, I have no idea what it is but it's painful and there is no way you can continue walking when that pain arrives. I have told the Dr many times about this and they looked at my new MRI and tell me that everything is stable. I can also feel the path of the nerve from my disc across my lower back L5 area, I can trace it with my finger. My chiropractor thinks it's now my L5-S1 disc. I still have sever pain since my 2nd surgery back on Jan 9th of 2004. I was taking Lyrica that seemed to be working until my wife an I were rear ended at 25 mph. Doesn't seem fast but the impact was enough to cause some damage to my lower back so now the Lyrica is no longer working. I also have facial pain over my right eye <the skin stings when I touch it> and I didn't bang my head and yes I always wear my seat belt. Tomorrow I'm going back to my PC and I want answers. Naturally my Back surgeon moved to CA and the new surgeon who bought the practice <patience> is on vacation. Not only do I have the typical ankle, calf, hip, piriformis and that crushing feeling on the lower half I have to deal with facial pain so when I sleep my face touches the pillow and I wake with that and then I am reminded that the lower half is also in pain. sheesh .. I am not a happy camper. I was on morphine, methadose, oxycontin, methadone for years and I been off these opieds for over a year now and I really don't want to start taking them again because I do feel alive and not feeling like I am living under a cloud. Anyway Sheri, I'm going to find out what's causing this pain in the tail bone.

    I wish you the best of luck in your quest to be pain free.

    Joe

     
    Old 08-20-2006, 10:12 AM   #10
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    Re: Coccyx pain and more

    Hi all! My doctor told me that there is a bursa located in this area. He thought I might be having bursitis under my tailbone. I have not had surgery, but have had repeated radio frequency lesioning of L3, L4, and L5 pain nerves. This allows me to sit longer, but I think my tailbone does not always like it! It is literally a pain in the rear! Kera4

     
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