The long and short of my problems is: I researched for an ortho who had much many sucessful experiences with tailbone problems. He required injections guided into the tailbone with the flouroscope. I had two and I knew it was the end of the injections for me. I went back to the Doc with my husband make a decision about treatment plans. I opted for surgery. It is a long healing process and not easy to endure, but something had to be done. I am at 4 weeks post surgery now. I still hurt, but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I trust you will be able to glean something from post. My discs are causing problems too, but one of the problems and I think the thing that is causing the most pain has been removed. If you decide to have surgery exhaust every effort first.View Thread
Hi Angel, I fell on my butt about a year ago. Prior to that I had had many falls. First to the pelvis which was broken, then repeated falls after that. I also fell on an icy step and onto the corner of a brick step same as you. I didn't begin to hurt there specifically for a few months. I treated with an ortho for about 8 months. I told him over and over that I felt like there was a pipe in my anus. He said he had never heard that expression and he continued to or tests. He said over and over he needed to know what exactly my problem was before he could do surgery to fix it. He never had a true dx, but he was ready to do a spinal fusion. I refused to have it and he said otyher than that he couldn't do anything for me. I then decided I could go to neurologist. I didn't think I coluld see a neurosurgeon so fast. He didn't do anything except medicate me. Then the neurologist gave me orders to see a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon said that if I had had the fusion, it would have been the worse mistake of my life. I have been ever so thankful that was never done. I then continued to treat with the neurologist for the medication I REALLY needed. I then saw a Pain Mgmt specialist for a few months. Now, she ran several tests, and told me my tzilbone was moving really badly. She orderded treatments to an unusual specialist. She went up enternally several times and the treatment seemed to help a great deal. The distance was so far and I had to have a driver since I was unable to sit that long (spept in the back of the car lying down.View Thread
The doctor's office called yesterday. The doctor wants to repeat the procedure. The sceduling clerk will call back to repeat the procedure. I have decided I will give this 14 days before I schedule another appt. At that time I know what I have to do. The time will have expired when the injection will do any good.View Thread
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