Bad fall and terrible 'bruised' feeling

Maggie

I slipped not once, but twice on the ice this winter on my farm. I have been having terrible pain around my tailbone since the second fall. It feels like an intense deep bruise. Very painful. I can't sit on the floor or on a hard chair without terrible pain.

I've had cortisone shots for my lower back (facet joint injury), but this intuitively feels unrelated. I have radial pain from my spine base out, and if I put any pressure on my tailbone, it is very painful. I am so afraid to get it checked because of the ordeal with my other back problems, but it seems to be getting worse, not better.

Maggie

Updated 2003-05-11

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