Friday, April 24, 2009

Tailbone Pain

Shortly after my surgery I began having pain in my tailbone and lower back. I went to an Orthopedic doctor and went to physical therapy for about three months, the pain in my back was caused by an unstable "SI" joint, and the physical therapy and doing regular exercises to strengthen my core has eliminated that pain. However, the pain in my tailbone gets worse with every pound that I lose. Today I got a cortisone shot right over my tailbone. I have heard some horror stories about it, but the shot itself was not that bad, the whole thing took about a minute and then it burned for about thirty seconds. I am sore right now but I hope the pain goes away soon.

1 comment:

  1. My name is Stephanie and I too am having pain in my tailbone. The more weight I lose, the worse the pain becomes. My tailbone area goes numb from sitting for just minutes and I find myself sitting on cushions and pillows for support to no avail. I had heard that people have had parts of the tailbone removed or filed down because it stuck out and caused them pain. Can anyone offer more info in this area. I'm really concerned. My email is if you want to speak privately.