I am not crazy. I want the pain to stop.

Diane Sullivan - Diane.Sullivan@med.va.gov

My name is Diane. I am a 34 year old, mother of 3. In August, I slipped and fell, badly bruising my coccyx and sacrum. Sitting or standing for any length of time is very painful. I am controlling the pain with anti-inflamatorys, muscle relaxers and physical therapy. The physical therapy is not helping. Any type of physical activity including sex is very painful.

I am seeing an orthopedist who I believe thinks the pain is all in my head. I have never experienced anything like this. I was told the xrays and MRI are inconclusive. I am not crazy. I want the pain to stop. I would like to know what type of doctor specializes in the treatment of this type of injury and what treatments work best. I would welcome any suggestions. I want my life back.

Updated 2001-11-25

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