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  • Not sure if this will help, but I wanted to share something I was told at my consulation appointment with the doctor who performed my recent nerve blocks and injections.

    When my tailbone pain started flaring up last August, my body naturally took on different sitting positions and walking positions in an attempt to alleviate my tailbone pain. During my exam, the doctor noticed that my Piriformis and Psoas muscles have been compensating for my tailbone pain.

    Since my tailbone pain is now gone, I am starting to sit and walk a lot differently now. Probably, the "normal" way I generally sit and walk. I no longer need to rely on those two muscles, to alleviate my tailbone pain, and they are pretty sore. There are exercises I will be doing to get these muscles back to their normal functioning mode.

    Maybe you are experiencing something similar, so I thought I would just toss this out for pondering purposes.

    I hope you continue to find relief through your injections and wish you a great weekend.

    It might not be a bad idea to start slow with the walks and then gradually increase them to your comfort level.

    Take good care,

    Tammy :)
  • I have to say that my pain level is down to 3-4 down from 6-7 now. I can hardly wait for next month's injections to hopefully feel even better. I never got the same relief from my first set of injections 2 and 1 year ago so maybe time is healing my back. I can't say if surgery would of been the answer for me since I've had a bad back and leg but of course I was never offered surgery for my herniated disc. And now that it's not seen on the MRI I'm hoping the injections will help heal the DDD so I can get back to work.

    I'm being forced to resign my job to collect my work pension as normally is what the LTD Insurance asks. I don't mind anymore if I get better I can always find another job. There goes my retirement party though at work. I have to go next month to clean out my locker and say my good-byes then. Take care and thanks for your support. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,362
    I'm glad you're still doing well. Hopefully the next one will be even better.
    I'm sorry you have to resign your job. I know how hard that must be for you. If there's anything I can do for you or if you just want to talk, I'm here. You're always here with help and support for me and I want to do the same.
    Take care and have a good evening.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    you were forced to retire. I was too. And I hated it! But learned to deal with it. And now I'm just fine with it. But I sure hated being told what to do!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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