Extreme tailbone (coccyx) pain

David - piepaco@hotmail.com

Posted 2006-11-26

Hello, My name is David, I am a 42 year old man in Los Angeles California and have been suffering with extreme tailbone (coccyx) pain for about 4 years now. It started out as a soreness I would have after sitting on a hard chair for a period of time and then go away by the next day, and now it is a constant horrible pain that sometimes make it hard for me to walk!

I have had x-rays and an MRI and they all pretty much say that my tail bone is growing outwards at the tip instead of inwards (as it's supposed to do) The only solution seems to be an operation, that is somewhat risky, where they would kill the nerve my spine that would permanently remove the pain . . of course were talking a lot of money and the chance of losing all control of my anal muscle. Any suggestions for temporary relief I can have until I can have this surgery (If I do) would be greatly appreciated..

P.S I am using plenty of ice packs and have a coccyx cushion to sit on.

Note from Jon Miles - The suggestion that you might lose control of your anal muscles with this operation is not consistent with the results of any of the published trials of the operation.

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