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Herniated l5/s1, sciatica and broken coccyx

hi all I broke my tailbone in labour 3 years ago. After 18 mths of not being able to hit properly and plenty of injections,manipulations and therapy I had it removed. Since then my leg has terrible sciatica and after my coccyx pain getting better it now is getting worse and I can't sit again. 

Is is there a relationship between l5/s1 herniation and coccyx pain? I do beleive its contributing to my numbness in leg but I can't help but think the coccyx pain is nerve related. 

Surgeon on is suggesting a disc replacement will help both coccyx and leg pain

bare in mind I've sat on one bum cheek for 3 years now which could also produce leg pain however I did see the disc leaking on the X-ray 


  • Hello, Griffo!

    I can certainly relate to problems at the L5/S1 level, and coccyx pain!!!  Your surgeon may be right on target about using surgery to proverbially "kill two birds with one stone".  I am sorry you are experiencing this--I do know how painful it is (mine was due to fractures at my L5/S1 level).  Do you also have issues with standing in one spot for long periods?  Are you ok laying down?  I know being idle is no way to live, but was just wondering if you were able to find any comfort when you are at rest...

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