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L5/S1 Discectomy, Tail bone pain

BrendenBrenden Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAPosts: 10
edited 04/13/2016 - 1:44 PM in Recovering from Surgery
Almost 4 weeks out from my surgery. I seem to be progressing well. However, my tailbone has been killing me when I sit or lay down. My surgeon said it's probably just inflammation and is putting me on a steroid pack for a few days. He's the one with the Ph. D. so I believe he's right, but it is kind of worrying me. Anyone else experience this with their recovery?


  • I had this for about a week and a half after surgery and then it seemed to settle down. No idea why it was there!
  • 3dm33dm New MexicoPosts: 24
    I also had tailbone pain about 4 weeks post op.  I had a microdiscectomy L4-L5/L5SI on Feb 29th.  The tailbone pain lasted about 1 week.  I couldn't sit in a chair without a lot of pain. It went away though.  I committed to walking a to least 20 minutes a day as well as hamstring stretches. The movement helped the inflammation that was causing the pain.  I am now 6 1/2 weeks out.  I have some left hip pain and uterine cramps, which my surgeon said some people experience. I have been taking tumeric capsules which seem to really help. I also iced a lot which helped.
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