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"My doctor says there is nothing anyone can do about it."

That's just plain silly.

Pain in the area of the coccyx (tailbone) is called coccydynia. [ removed ] Often, injections of steroids will help. You can even have the tailbone/coccyx removed. [ removed ] The commonest cause of coccydynia is an unstable coccyx - one which moves more than normal when you sit down. It may either bend upwards more than normal, or the joint may partly dislocate, slipping backwards. You'll need an xray to determine whether this is happening in your case.

Please don't let your uninformed doctor keep you in pain. This really is a case where you need to do some research on your own and then advocate for your best treatment.

I have coccydynia caused by muscle spasms that appeared 2 weeks after a lumbar surgery. That was 8 weeks ago. I have responded to Flexeril (a muscle relaxer) somewhat. My doctor has just switched me to another muscle relaxer (Skelaxin 800mg, 4x daily) plus a low dosage of an antidepressant called Lexapro, which has been shown to help pain in many patients. I hope this works.

I know what pain you're in, and commiserate with you on the disability this problem can force on you. Please keep searching, and don't give up because of one uninformed doctor.