Coccyx fused and angled upwards

Kim -

My name is Kim. I've been experiencing pain in my coccyx for over 5 years now. I'm unsure how my pain came to be, I don't remember ever injuring it. When the pain first showed up 5 years ago it was quite bad when sitting, I had to get up very slowly as it felt like the coccyx was shifting back into place. This went on for sometime, then the pain wasn't too bad for a few years, but in the last month the pain seems to be worse. I can't lay my back or stomach, making it difficult to sleep at night. Sitting on hard or soft seats is painful, I have to keep repositioning myself to get comfortable. Walking up stairs puts a strain on it, and sometimes bending over or turning my torso slightly pulls at it, and I let out a little yelp!

I had an x-ray done in 1998, it showed that the coccyx was fused and it angled upward. I recently went for new x-rays, and do not know the results of them yet. My doctor is sending me to an orthopedic surgeon for possibility of surgery.

I will keep you posted, on any new prognosis.

Updated  2002-07-21

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