Hi all - glad I found this site but not sure what is going on with me. I have severe back pain with burning and pain in my right hip as well as pain in my tailbone. I am a 49 yo woman and have fallen three times on my bottom. The first time was about 5 years ago when I slipped on ice and landed on my tailbone. Went to the ER and they could not find any breaks, etc. in the tailbone. Then I fell down some concrete steps and again landed on my tailbone. Another trip to the ER and nothing broken. The last time I fell was on ice again and that was about 2 years ago. My PCP has done X-rays but cannot find anything wrong with my tailbone. I cannot sit for more than an hour at a time due to the pain in my tailbone and hip. My PCP thinks my hip pain is arthritis but has no help for my back or my tailbone. I am taking Soma 4 times a day with no relief as well as vicodin, usually only when the pain is really bad.
I had open heart surgery last year to replace my aortic valve and since then, all this pain has gotten worse. My cardiologists thinks that most of my issues are coming from my spine and not my heart since they just did about $25k worth of tests to rule that out. They want me to see a spine doctor to get it checked. I was in the hospital in April 09 for four day for pain that started in my left shoulder blade and shot down my back and into my chest. They ruled out a heart attack and told me that they were sure it was my spine. I do get some pain shooting down my right leg into my knee but it usually stops there.
Does anyone have any ideas about what could be going on? The Soma's are not working at all and it is getting harder and harder to do anything around my house since just sweeping my bathroom floor puts me in severe pain for hours. Really just not worth the effort to do it. Thanks all.....diana