Sometimes... fine / sometimes... excruciating

Jeff   deer97fan@aol.com

I have read these posts, and although my situation isn't nearly as bad, I think it's related. Any advice is welcome.

I fell about 2 years ago landing square on my butt from about 5 feet in the air. I didn't see a doctor because I had always heard that even if the tailbone was broken, there was nothing that could be done - it just needed time to heal. I figured I broke it or badly bruised it as I couldn't sit - I couldn't drive - unless I was leaned over to one side not putting any pressure on it. Even standing up from this position was dreadful. It took about 3 months before I felt that I was back to normal.

Within the past 6 months I have noticed the pain coming back. It doesn't hurt when I'm sitting... but getting up or sitting down, and even walking after sitting for awhile is painful. When I get up - it's a shooting pain. When I sit down - shooting pain. When I'm walking - it's more of a stiff dull pain. It perplexes me as I can ride my Harley for 20 hours straight and feel little to no pain - but getting on and off of it - are a nightmare. Does this sound at all related to what you all are talking about? Is this an early warning stage? What help should I seek to try to remedy this? Thanks for all the pertinent information.

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