Coccydynia after being bedridden for most of a year

Bill - funeralguy@mac.com

Posted 2013-12-08

I was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July 2011. With surgery and other complications (from chemo, radiation and a double bypass) I was essentially bedridden for the better part of a year. It was then I noticed a pain in my tailbone (coccyx) that kept getting worse and worse. After a few cortisone shots I was then turned over to pain management. Lumbar procedures, nerve blocks, and pain meds gave me little to no relief. I was at the point where the pain was so severe I would spend hours on the floor pulling my legs into a fetal position in an effort to ease the pain in my coccyx.

That was when my wife found Dr. Alan Nunez, DC (Glendale, CA, see Doctors and specialists in the USA, California). In a couple of days I had my appointment. Dr. Alan personally takes an extensive history even asking about childhood accidents. (He thinks my problem stems from the ergonomics from my earlier career as a drummer.) Dr. Alan doesn't use the standard snap and pop that most chiropractors use. He works on loosening the muscles and ligaments. He even helped with some residual nausea from the stomach cancer surgery. I started feeling better after a few visits and I now only experience pain when I've been sitting too long. This is a big improvement. (Dr. Alan told me I had one of the most severe cases of coccyxdynia he'd ever seen.)

I highly recommend Dr. Alan. Not only is he a gifted healer, but he is a truly caring doctor and a wonderful, spiritual man. Melissa, his office mgr., is so friendly and really puts you at ease. If you're in the Southern California area and have been told that there's nothing that can be done for you, give Melissa a call and set up an appointment. You'll be glad you did.

Bill

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