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04 Apr 2006

coccyx pain
When I was 16 I fell on my coccyx and damaged it (never went to DR or had X-rays). It took a really long time (months) to feel better.
I'm now 35 and had a baby via normal birth 4 months ago. During my pregnancy I experienced lower back pain. During birth my baby's shoulder got stuck and she had to be suctioned out.
Since the birth (29/11/05) I have been in a huge amount of pain sitting. I have had X-rays - which show no abnormalities. My coccyx is very unstable and it clicks in and out frequently when sitting. I consulted an Orthapedic Surgeon and was recommended to have coccyx removed. I have since been to Chiro and have had 2 internal manipulations and numerous 'deep massage' external manipulations. I am still in a lot of pain.
I sit all day at work and its excruitiating. I have a 'kneeling' chair which is not much help. I have tried an inflatable ring. I will try a hard foam ring / V.
What can you suggest? Should I have the operation? What is the success rate?
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ChiroDoc
ChiroDoc

01 Jan 0001

Removal of the Coccyx is possibly the best solution. Success rate is good - this is a relatively minor procedure. I doubt - and I say this with respect - but chiropractic manipulation of the coccyx in this instance is not very high on the list of success.
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