I'm a 22 year old female, and I've had some pretty severe tail bone pain for the last few years. I'm almost 100% sure it's due to being overweight—I think it's my “hanging stomach” that pulls my pelvis forward, making my back arch awkwardly. (I'm 4'9'' and 170lb—but working on losing weight, slowly but surely.) I don't have insurance right now so I can't really go see anyone. My mom says nothing can fix it, and just take a naproxen and tylenol but I doubt it will work (plus I'm not big on medicine). Once in a while I try hot baths which do nothing, or icing it, which really doesn't do much either.
I'm running out of options. It's a CONSTANT pain, from morning to night to when i'm in bed (makes sleeping in any position hell), that ranges from mild discomfort to severe, sharp pain. (If I'm in bed and roll over, if I lay down on my back in bed/on the ground then try to get up. Sometimes I get “stuck” in a position because it's just too freaking painful to do anything--sometimes up OR down is just as painful, so I have to sort of "levitate" and wait it out.). I've tried stretcheing and laying with a thick pillow between my knees but even that doesn't help much. The last few days I've learned some “neutral spine” positions that seem to take the edge off, but only for so long.
I'm on my feet for 8+ hours, doing some heavy lifting, and by the end of the night I can't hardly even walk (i'm arched over forward, one hand on my back, the other out in front of me because I'm not that steady. This even happens sometimes after lying in bed.) because my tailbone/pelvis/hips/something in that reigon is screwed up. It (my pelvis/something in that area) also clicks every time I try to do a sit up.
Until I have insurance and can go see someone, does anyone have any suggestions? Does this sound like something you've had to deal with?