I know most or all of you have had cortisone injections. I know I have had many over the last several years.
I had one injection last Monday the 12th into a very irratated coccyx. The first day and half my pain level went way down, then with vengence the pain shot up to a 9.5. I have never heard of this and I don't know what might be happening. I know the shot was in the right place due to the several hours with little pain in the area. Has anyone out there had this happen? What can I expect? I did try and contact the doctor's office. When the medical assistant finally contacted after another call the next day she said I should continue to do what I am doing which is pain meds and ice and heat. The doctor was off and she is waiting for him to return to clinic on Monday.She said she will discuss with the doc and call Monday. I'lll believe that when it happens. They are not the best at returning calls I guess. Today at noon begins the 7th day since the injection and the pain is unbelievable. If you know anything to help with the pain please let me know.
I ask a question formerly, and I believe Dr Norman Ashraf answered me. I did see the ortho as you suggested about the tail bone extraction. He ran a couple of X-rays and the results were unremarkable. He sent me for an MRI, The MRI report too, appears of no value. I will be sending the disc for the physician to evaluate.
All physicians agree that I have several things going on, but no one has voiced a treatment plan. They all just shake their heads, and I leave still in pain and wondering whether anyone will be able to help in any constructive way. Of course I do not want any type surgery, but noone has mentioned that. (thankfully)
I am taking Oxycodone 15mg when needed up to three times and 10mg Methodone usually once or twice day. I take a couple of Aleve (after eating) and take Neurontin and Amitriptiline at night. If I didn't have these meds I don't think I would ever sleep or have enough relief during the day to keep my head above water.
If you have any type suggestion for me, please let me know.
Cute Joy, my youngest daughter Shay has a Milo too. Her dog is a "heinz 57", yes 57 varieties. Her heart was stolen again when she saw a thoughbred (dachsund sp)His name is Max. Our little one is Buckwheat, and he IS one of the little rascals!!
Hi Deach, it is so good to read your notes. I only come here occasionally since I still can't be comfortable sitting. I'm still working to try and rectify it, but I am really having a go of it. It seems you and my husband went to the same school. You know, the one which teaches you to work long after the end of the day. No additional money but fortunalely a pay check. How can I complain when I did the same thing?View Thread
Joy, you certainly know what you are talking about due to your experiences. Everything you said about the neurostimulator and the surgeries are exactly what I have been told by orthopedic surgeons and a neurosurgeons in the past.
When the medicines are administed through the pain pump it should save the liver and other damages to your body which happens with any medications taken by mouth.
Thank you for being a constant on this board helping so many people with your vast knowledge.View Thread
I have fallen on my bottom and struck the corner of a brick step at my coccyx. This happened about three years ago. I have been to an orthopaedic spine specialist, had various tests, physical therapy, aquatic therapy and various nerve blocks and other spinal procedures. I have not had any type of surgery. Nothing has helped at all. I also found out I also have pudental neuralgia, and I had internal therapy for that. I have pretty much been on pain medication most of the time, and without Amitriptiline I wouldn't sleep at all. I use the medication therapy less than I have been instructed, as I only need them a couple of times a day. I take Oxycodone 15mg and Methadone 5mg.
I have treated with a neurologist and a pain mgmt specialist recently. The pain mgmt doc told me the coccyx is almost completly severed from the sacrum and lies at a 90 degree angle and then lies up or down. She advised me that if I decide to have the coccyx removed to research one who has preformed that type surgery successfully many times. I have done my research and I have found three in my state. One of them will see me on August 2nd unless I am advised to cancel.
My question to you is: If you have seen or known this condition to get any more comfortable after such a long time as I, and if you would continue on a quest to follow the surgeon's opinion without further ado?
Thank you for your kind attention to this question.
I have suffered with pain when sitting and lying down for about 3 years now. I have had four procedures in an attempt to alleviate the pain, but to no avail. I have to take pain medication as you do, to continue a halfway normal life. The pain management doctor said the only other alternative is a phycologist. She also told me if I decide to have the tailbone removed to be sure to use someone who has done this procedure many successful times.
I have researched and found three in my state. Two are within 90 miles of me and the third about 7 hours away. I have contacted three people who have had one physician do the surgery for them. They seem very happy the surgery was done. My tailbone is severed from the sacrum and leans to the side in an L shape. This was discovered when the first procedure was done. So I am sitting on nerves and when lying on my side my body feels like my hips weigh a hundred pounds. The pains stay with me until the medication of Amitriptomine takes affect.
Since I hopfully have a bigger audience here and because I have used this site before I would like other opinions about whether this will heal on it's own or should I continue on with the surgery if the surgeon feels it necessary for quality of life? Please post if you have any suggestions of your experience or that of a loved one. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.View Thread
I totally agree with Joy and for the same reasons she gives. I am surprised noone has mentioned your large chest size probably has a great deal to do with your neck pain. Usually, medical doctors will do a reduction and the procedure will be covered by most any insurance policy, because of the pain you must be suffering from this problem alone. Please check with the Orthopaedic spine specialist or a neurosurgeon about your neck and the heavy weight you are carrying around all the time. I too, will await your response.View Thread