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Talk to me about your coccyx injury

Misslgl88MMisslgl88 Posts: 1
edited 09/28/2015 - 2:40 AM in Lower Back Pain
I fell down the stairs last July and bashed my coccyx quite hard, for a few weeks after that it was very painful to sit or stand but eventually this got easier. Not long after I was pregnant and the pain would come back if I sat too long on hard seats and that combined with baby weight I thought wouldn't help but again this would come and go.

Anyway my child is 6 months old now and it still hurts especially if I sit in a hard seat for too long it can hurt for a few days after but generally goes away again.

For about the past week it has been uncomfortable, I wouldn't say really sore but I know it's there and it seems to be tingling if that makes sense? I also feel pressure on it when I need a bowel movement ( sorry!)

I'm 27 so don't suppose my doctor would do much but I wondered if anyone else had had similar symptoms to this and what you did?

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Curious why you think your doctor wouldn't do much?
    I know sometimes, I used to worry about going to doctor and being told it is nothing.

    But not anymore. With experience, and with pain, I've learned to listen to my body. To me my pain indicates something is wrong.

    Sometimes issues need to be ruled out, just to be sure there isn't something going on that can be attended to.
    Some testing to help diagnose or rule out issues would be worth...well, the peace of mind if nothing else.
    But also, Doctor can address some ways to help you feel better.
    You would be doing all you can to care for yourself.

    My EMG, a nerve conduction test, was most revealing of my spinal issues.

    Congratulations on your new baby!
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