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Mel S 81

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Cortisone Injection into Coccyx....
« on: October 12, 2008, 04:55:53 AM »
Hi there Everyone....

I'm 27 year old with a few lower back and coccyx (tail bone) troubles. In August 2006, I fell backwards on a downhill slope and landed directly on my buttocks. I felt pain on the day but it went away so I thought no more of it. October 26, 2007, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. 2 weeks before I gave birth to my daughter, the pain started. I couldn't sit down on both bum cheeks, it was either one or the other. I had told many people that I could feel my coccyx bone disslocating when I sat down. When I stood up, I can feel it moving back again.  :'( This pain continued into Jan/Feb 2008, and I had finally convinced a doctor that this wasn't my body still recovering from the birth.
I was sent for coccyx/hip x-rays and nothing showed up. 5-6 months later, after the pain had stopped me from breatfeeding  :( (due to lengthly sitting), the doctor sent a referral to Orthapedic Surgeon. He sent me for MRI. When the results came in, many were shocked.

At no level, is there any significant neural compression. However, at L4-5 and L5-S1, there is mild paracentral disc protrusion, mainly towards the right, contacting the L5 and S1 nerve root in the subarticular recesses. There is diffuse disc bulging, contacting the L5 nerve roots

There are annular disc tears at L3-4 and L4-5, more prominent at L4-5. Disc degeneration is identified from L3-4 down to L5-S1.
There is mild lower lumbar facet joint arthropathy.

There is significant anterior angulation of the coccyx, together with hyperintense marrow oedema. No definite fracture line can be seen.

The sacrum appears normal.

The sacroiliac joints appear normal.

There are features of a stress reaction / marrow oedema involving the coccyx. This is significantly anteriorly angulated. No definite acute fracture can be seen.

I'm dealing with a chiropractor now, trying to work out the main problem. Yesterday, I seen the chiro. I had my coccyx manually adjusted. Because it has been disslocating for so long, the muscles that attach to the coccyx are not helping any. So, as of today, I have started doing Core Muscle exercises to help. Your site is helping heaps.

But I'm needing some advice? My Orthapedic Surgeon wants me to have A cortisone injection via CT scan. I don't want this done as I want to give my body the chance for become strong and work these problems out rather than just block the pain and hope it will be fix itself for now...??

Has anyone gone thru this or something similar......I'm needing some good advice!

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Cortisone Injection into Coccyx....
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 05:10:16 AM »
Hi Mel, I might leave this for others who may have had this done to give you their advice but one thing I'd mention that you need to watch is that if you have a twisted or tilted pelvis the core strength work you are doing might be quite ineffective. Try to ensure you have the muscles balanced before you do the strength work so you get the benefit. My advice on the cortisone would be only consider it if you are in a lot of pain and can't go forward because of it.

Good luck,


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