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Irrtation coccyxx


I'm new to site so not sure if I am in correct place,

I was admitted to hospital a month ago with suspected Cauda Equina, i was discharged after 8 days still none the wiser as to what i am suffering with, after 2 mri's and 2 ct scans they still can't seemt o figure out what is going on (which is frustrating).

Since i came out of hospital the pains i was having have subsided but i do get pain in coccyxx like a shooting pain which when occurs i cannot move, i have this awful fuzziness at the top of my spine to the left just below my neck i also have this sensation in my coccyxx area too.

I came out of hospital with Gabapentin which i take three times a day, when i first was discharged from hospital i was on 2x500mg co-codamol four times a day, 1x50mg diclofenic four times a day and gabapentin 1x500mg 3times a day, i have reduce the co codamol now to one four times a day and a diclofenic as and when i need to.

When i go anywhere near an air con blower I get a sharp pain through the upper fuzzy area on my back (feels like i hae a whole there) right through my back and body. If a breeze blows past and my back if exposed or i have thin clothing on the same feeling happens like the space is hollow. I get ichtiness in my ankle and pins and needles a lot more than i ever did before, i had an episode where my right foot swelled up and it was white and cold, it hasn't happened again that was just 1 occurance but thought might be relevant.

I am still waiting for the specialist to get back to me and i am close to tears most days because of the feeling but also the frustration of not knowing what is causing this.

I forgot to mention whilst in hospital the also looked for signs of MS but didnt mention this to me i only found this out when my GP told me it was on my discharge notes.

If anyone has any ideas of what me be causing these symptoms i would be very graeful to hear them, I am getting desperate now and not being able to go to work is really starting to get to me.

Regards and Thanks (in advance)



  • Some of your symptoms are strange. I just broke my coccyx and had the same suspected cauda equina in hospital.
    I already have numbness and tingling pains but they intensified after this fall.

    Did you know that the dura membranes which surround the spinal chord attach at the coccyx and travel up around the brain. When there is injury to anywhere in the spine the dura can become stuck (lesion / adhesion in chiropractor and osteopathic terms) and it happens in falls and wiplash injuries often.
    When I do a dura release it is often up in the thorasics from a wiplash injury. Also performing releases on the coccyx can have effects in other areas of the spine like lumbars and cervical spine. I am looking forward to having this done after my fracture heals.

    These types of fascia releases may not cure severe degenerative conditions but thay can make sure that supporting tissues are functional.
    I look forward to hearing from others and remember to relax and focus on happy thoughts.

    Oh one question, what brought on the symptoms which lead to the hospital visit?
  • I had two weeks of sciatic pain but it went for three days, I then got severe back pains so went to GP and he signed me off work with lower back pain, a week later i went back t him because i realised i had not been to the toilet for almost 2 weeks to open bowels, he urgently sent me to A&E and there they done blood tests and x rays the usual, and they then sent me (blue light) to Walton neuro, very much to my embarressment as i could walk, even if slowly and in pain but i was only in the adjoining hospital and felt this unnecessary. I was given morphine for the pain for two days then the MRI and CT scans followed, to which the registrar had said they had seen nothing and referred me to pain team. I have seen the pain team once that was in hospital, i have heard nothing from neither the Consultant, registrar or pain team since i left hospital on the 18th june 2009, I did call consultant's secratary and she said he had been on holiday fro several weeks and had just dictated the papper work for all his paitents, but as yet i have still ahd nothing, I am assuming(hoping) this is possibly good news as he has not hurried to inform me of anything sinister.

    Thank you for repling to my message, i had never heard of any of this and i have a bad back since i was sat on in school when i was 11, I am now 37 i have masses of scar tissue on my spine but in the small of my back higher up from coccyx (a whole hand higher)

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