I was born with a sort of hole or weakness on the base of my spine and have always been warned not to try skiing or horse riding. Anything that affects my tailbone. I am now 51 years old.
When I was 10 years old I slipped on some ice, hit the tailbone and could not walk for about a week.
On Thursday 21st December 2006, I borrowed a gent's cycle to ride for about 2 miles. The bike was not adjusted to suit me and I was concentrating on trying not to wobble into the road, and, in the process, did not realise the saddle was rubbing on my coccyx.
I have been in pain ever since, taking paracetamol to ease the pain. After finding your site I used a half-inflated neck cushion to sit on and switched from Paracetamol to Aspirin. Many thanks for the advice, because I am getting some relief.
Yesterday, I was walking past a Tchibo shop and saw a U shaped neck cushion in the window. I have found this to provide marvellous relief. It raises my coccyx off the seat, is light and portable, you can take it anywhere and it squashes into a small space.
I have an appointment with my GP on Monday, 15th January 2007 and will keep you and the website updated with what happens. I would like my GP to request an x-ray, but will wait and see what she says.
I live in Swaffham, Norfolk, by the way, but not sure how to choose a good consultant - will wait to see what the GP says. I am hoping that with aspirin and my wonderful U shaped cushion will eventually make the pain go away like it did when I was 10 and I will not need drastic medical intervention.
If you have any questions to ask me, feel free to ask!
Do keep up the good work, you have really helped me in the last few days.