Karen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, my name is Karen and I've been experiencing coccyx pain on and off for years. The pain has sometimes been excruciating and is getting worse.
Initially I didn't realize were the pain was originating. I had a total hysterectomy a couple of years ago and the doctor was 95% sure that this would eliminate my pain. It didn't. I was having rectal spasms and went through all the testing, and now my GP sent me to a pain clinic. I've been getting cortisone injections and they seem to help on a minimal basis. The doctor did an epidural and x-rays the last visit and she says it appears to her that my tailbone is broken off or turned inward at a 90% angle as 3 x-rays didn't find it at all.
My question to you and yours: Will a caudal block be effective if my coccyx is broken off? It sounds to me that the only alternative would be removal. Can anyone make a suggestion as to my next step?
Note from Jon Miles:
If they can't find your coccyx on three x-rays, then maybe you haven't got one, or it's very small. I would want to have a second opinion about this, and maybe an MRI or CT scan or high-resolution x-ray, to be certain what the situation is before having any operation.