Dislocated coccyx

Vicky Harrison - OliversMum@hotmail.com

I suffered a dislocated coccyx during labour in April 2000. I was referred to an orthopaedic specialist but unfortunately the referral letter went missing (NHS!!) and I wasn't seen until September 2000. The doctor confirmed that the coccyx was severly dislocated and I had a manipulation with injections in the November.

Since then I have suffered constantly with the pain and the only thing they can offer is a coccygectomy which they really do not recommend if I can manage the pain myself. I wondered whether the 5 month delay in my condition being diagnosed may have worsened my problem (which I think is true) and if there are any other procedures other than removal of my coccyx that you may have come across.

It is really helpful to hear other peoples accounts of their problems as it is reassuring to know that I am not the only one suffering.

Many thanks

Vicky Harrison

Leeds, UK.

Updated 2002-02-03

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