Roberta - email@example.com
I am a 57 year old woman. Five years ago, I slipped getting into a pool and fell landing hard on my seat, experiencing the kind of "seeing stars" pain, feeling nauseous and remaining sore. When I returned home to the Boston area after a long and uncomfortable flight from Arizona, I consulted my physician. X-rays showed fractures in the coccyx and the pain never resolved. I began having cortisone injections into the area approximately 3 years. ago and they worked very well after about 2 weeks, lasting at least 4 mos. each time. Recently, they have stopped lasting very long, so I am beginning to consider the surgery now.
A complicating factor for me is the fact that I have M.S. I have had it since I was 33 and have begun to do less well with it lately, meaning that my walking has become worse, my legs are often cement-like and I use my walker more these days. The doctor who administers the injections has told me that he does not consider that the M.S. is a contraindication to the surgery, he believes that it is time to have it done and he has referred me to a doctor who he says is excellent, Dr. Jerry Knirk. I am wondering if anyone knows of this doctor and of other doc(s) in the Boston area who perform the surgery atraumatically, with good results, and who have performed many coccygectomies.
I would appreciate hearing from people who have had good results with surgeons they would recommend as it seems likely that surgery is the only solution for me at this time.