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Quality of life gone I've been unable to sit without pain since 1993. 2017 symptoms exploded and now I can't travel, movies, social events.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
1993 gave birth hurting coccyx and was told nothing could be done about a coccyx. Sitting over the years on hip to hip to help reduce pain. In 2017 the left buttock and left leg along with low back fired up I can't sit at all without pain. My quality of life is gone as I'm unable to sit long to travel, movies, social events, etc. I stand most of the time and when I do want to watch tv I've been laying on my sofa for the past 2 years. My pelvic floor muscles or tight as well as my entire back up to the thoracic spine. I've been to orthopedic, chiropractor, spine surgeons, pelvic floor dysfunction doctors, urogyn, PT Pelvic floor therapist, neurospine surgeon, neurologist all of whom tested with x-ray, MRI, CT Scans, myelography, pelvic floor injections, spine injections, dry needling and neuro testing. I received a Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator Aug 2018 that has been of no help and turned off for past 2 months. My coccyx was removed Dec 2018 as it was no longer attached to my spine. When I sit I feel as though I'm on a rock or stone to the left side of the buttock. I'm able to sit just a few minutes before the pain will fire up and becomes annoying/unbearable. Numerous drugs have been given to me over the years; Flexeril to help muscles but makes me so sleepy that I only take in the evening and am so groggy the next day. I'm on Gabapentin and also now in pain management to get my opioid that I only use when I'm totally at wits end. Motrin/Tylenol and the like don't help at all. I should add that my coccyx fell apart when surgeon removed it. I had hopes that this was my issue of not being able to sit. It turns out it is not. I've read numerous personal experience stories on coccyx.org and can't find anybody with same symptoms as myself. The doctors are done with me as they haven't ever seen anything like this before. I still see my Pelvic Floor Therapist who has been trying numerous things to find the trigger of all this pain.
IF YOU ARE SITTING WITH NO THOUGHT TO THE FACT YOU ARE SITTING TAKE A MOMENT AND THINK HOW MUCH YOU DO SIT DURING THE DAY AND HOW IT WOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE IF YOU COULDN'T SIT
FYI: I was a unable to type in the medical condition and symptoms even after hitting the "other" button.