Tail bone pain: What can I do?

Posted by suerc @suerc, Sep 13 3:38pm

Any one have terrible pain in the tail bone. I shattered my l4 in a boating accident 4 yrs ago. I have had terrible tailbone pain. Have done PT. Pool therapy now they want to try caudal injections. Please anyone tell me more.

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I have tailbone pain from a collapsed L4/L5 and near collapsed L5/S1. I have not had any injections in that area, but I did have an injection at Vanderbilt in my cervical (neck) that wound up causing me more pain than I originally had. That's not to say an injection for your issue will cause additional pain. Many people have had injections and received relief from pain. Just remember, injections are a temporary solution and you can have only so many before they cause other issues. Wishing you the best.

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@chiefd67

I have tailbone pain from a collapsed L4/L5 and near collapsed L5/S1. I have not had any injections in that area, but I did have an injection at Vanderbilt in my cervical (neck) that wound up causing me more pain than I originally had. That's not to say an injection for your issue will cause additional pain. Many people have had injections and received relief from pain. Just remember, injections are a temporary solution and you can have only so many before they cause other issues. Wishing you the best.

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I have had SI Joint injections they have worked well but don't help tailbone and pain going down rt leg to knee. I did see a spine Dr. He did say there are so many things wrong with my low back he would not recommend spinal surgery for his mother. It may mess it us more. He recommended injections until they don't work any more. But this caudal I don't know ??? Help what is it and does it hurt ?

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Bursa inflammation. Mine reacted to aspirin and/naprosin. Cutting not permitted but shots helped a lot but were painful to get on

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It is always best to be with a neurosurgeon for anything with the spine. Sometimes a physical therapist can help. I only know my story and mine was forward. A spine dr said nothing he could do. True but such a disservice not to suggest going to a pelvic floor specialist. I found through a search coccyx.org. It list physical therapists all over USA. Find one who has a doctorate in physical therapy.

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@melinda7

It is always best to be with a neurosurgeon for anything with the spine. Sometimes a physical therapist can help. I only know my story and mine was forward. A spine dr said nothing he could do. True but such a disservice not to suggest going to a pelvic floor specialist. I found through a search coccyx.org. It list physical therapists all over USA. Find one who has a doctorate in physical therapy.

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Very helpful thanks.

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