Unusually long coccyx

Jeanette - weepingturtle73@yahoo.com

I have just now begun my own research on the subject, although I should have done so long ago. I have an unusually long coccyx (seven vertebrae) and it leans to one side. I've adjusted the way I sit and have all of my life. I am now 32 and I have been going through the physical affects of such behavior. I have kyphosis, slight scoliosis, degeneration of the vertebrae in various parts of my back (L3, L4, L5, T12, T5), cervical stenosis, pinched nerves in my arms and worse in my sciatic region with partial paralysis of my left leg. I take Neurontin and Skelaxin and will soon start "manipulation therapy".

I wish that something had been done when I was younger because the physical pain is so unbearable now-a-days. There doesn't seem to be much hope for successful treatment and it seems that things will only get worse for me physically. I am 32 years old with the spirit of a teen, but the body of an old woman. Kinda sucks, but hey, I am alive.

I'd like to know more about maybe support groups, ideas, suggestions, new therapy, how to guide my own doctor towards such treatments and more. If any one has anything to share with me concerning this, I'd love to hear it.

Weepingturtle:

Jeanette

Updated 2005-02-20

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