Has anyone else had problems with pains in shoulders/neck linked to coccyx pain?

Karen

Posted 2007-04-08

I have been suffering from coccyx pain for 15 months. I don't know what caused it, it just came on. I have had the usual treatments, chiropractor etc but so far nothing has worked. I have an appointment to see a surgeon at the end of this month.

However, for the last 7 months I have been getting severe pain in my shoulders and neck. My doctor has advised that this is muscle spasms which she has advised is as a result of the pain in my coccyx. The pain in my shoulders and neck increases the longer I am sat down to the point where the pain is horrendous.

I have been taking amitriptyline tablets for 5 months but no help at all. I am currently on a 2 week course of Diazepam which have helped but these tablets are addictive and my GP will not let me have a repeat prescription.

I did have acupuncture which helped slightly and I have had deep tissue massages which again have helped slightly but the longer I sit down at work the worse the pain gets.

Has anyone else had problems with pains in shoulders/neck and have they found anything that has helped?

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you.

Karen

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