I fracture my back (lower back) when I was like 3 or 4. I am now 14. I fractured my coccyx 2 years ago. I suffer from terrible pain since. I have had lower back pain non-stop, sciatica and I can't walk very well and walk with a limp. Since the last injury, I have been to numerous doctors who all have different theories for the pain but none with a solid diagnosis. They have prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine and pain killers. I have been to physical therapy more than once and have been put on bed rest several times. I miss school weeks at a time and cannot participate in daily activities as I would like to as nothing seems to help with the pain. Also, I now suffer from depression due to the chronic pain.
As a result of none of my doctors giving me something concrete to work with, I decided to do some research. Upon my most recent search I stumbled upon Isthmic spondylolisthesis. The symptoms seem very similar to what I have been enduring so I now feel a hope that I thought I had lost. However, I am not entirely sure if this is what I really have. So, if anyone who really has this condition can share some insight on it I would be truly grateful. If you could also suggest some sort of treatment it would also be tremendously appreciated.
Thanks in advance and thanks for reading all of this.View Thread
I fractured my coccyx when I was 3. I am 14 now. About 1 1/2 yrs ago I tripped but did not fall.I had no pain immediately after, however, later I could not climb stairs, walk or turn my neck. I went to my family physician who said I fractured it again near the first one as shown by an x-ray. I was on bed rest for a while, but still the pain persists to this day.
Since then I have been to 5 doctors, all with different theories, none with a solid diagnosis for the persisting pain. I have had x-rays, CT scans and tons of tests; they all revealed nothing new except that I have scoliosis. They said that it could be soft tissue damage but that was a year ago. I have taken pain killers, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medicine and went to physical therapy. They help for a few days or weeks but then the pain returns worse than ever.
At the moment the pain radiates from the lumbar area down to the coccyx. There is also pain down the outer side of my leg that is excruciating when I stand and/or sit sit. The pain is like a sharp, tingling pain mixed with a numb and weak feeling. It only occurs in one leg.
So, as a result I miss weeks of school at a time, cannot carry anything heavy, cannot sit for long periods or do daily activities without discomfort or pain. Also, when the weather is chilly or when it rains the pain increases. If it helps, back pain and back related conditions are prevalent in my family. My mother was in a similar condition, worse actually, when she was my age, as well as a few years ago. She has scoliosis and a herniated disk as well as sciatica. My grandma more or less has the same.
Please help with either suggestions to relieve the pain or a possible cause for the pain or even both. Hopefully, I can alleviate some of the pain before school starts again. Thanks in advance for at least reading all of this!View Thread