Mike Rutland -

I was thrilled to find a site that devotes itself to coccydynia. I've often lived with an "uncomfortable" tailbone. The experience went from uncomfortable to painful about 2 months ago.

I have to drive a lot in my job. After a 3 week period of being on the road more than usual, I found myself unable to sit down without a great deal of pain.

I put up with it for a couple of weeks then visited my family doctor. He took an X-ray and found inflammation but no cysts or other obvious abnormalities. The doctor then ordered a round of "Etodolac" (400mg) for 30 days and sitz baths 3 times a day. This has provided only a minimum of relief.

I revisited him a little over a week ago and he told me that he had done all he could for me! Those were not words I wanted to hear.

Tonight, I decided to surf the web and found your web site. Now, I know that I'm not alone and that there are other treatment options.

I'm looking forward to finding relief. Now I know it's possible.

Updated 2002-09-29

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