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Camilynns
04-01-2015, 11:41 PM
Hi all,

I have posted once before a while ago. But I am 27 and have 3/4s of my spine fused. I am a very active person but recently have been having severe pain in my lower tailbone. I had surgery when I was 14, so I am almost 15 yrs out. The fear of not being able to walk someday haunts me, but now the fear of chronic pain also does. As this is starting to happen a before I am 30. I need some uplifting words, so if anyone has some advice, or have gone through something similar please help! Thanks :)

leahdragonfly
04-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Hi there,

Have you been to see a doctor and have spine x-rays to check how everything is looking? It is impossible to advise or know what you can try until you find out the condition of your spine.

I hope you can get some x-rays and will post again and let us know how you're doing.

Susie*Bee
04-02-2015, 10:24 AM
Dear Camilynns-- I am so sorry to hear of your pain. I agree you need to find the source of your pain and deal with that, but in the meantime this may help with sitting. I had pressure on my tailbone and it ached a lot in the the first couple of years after my surgery so I bought one of those pillows (NOT a donut pillow) for your coccyx. It has a wedge cut-out in the back of the pillow, where your tailbone is, so while the rest of you is flat on the surface, your tailbone isn't touching. It really helped me. Here are some through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=coccyx+pillow&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=21044971&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5h35b40my6_e

Best wishes in resolving your pain.

Camilynns
04-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Hi there,

Have you been to see a doctor and have spine x-rays to check how everything is looking? It is impossible to advise or know what you can try until you find out the condition of your spine.

I hope you can get some x-rays and will post again and let us know how you're doing.

Hi Gayle,

I actually have. I was there in late December, and she said everything is fully fused, looks great.She said there is no reason to worry. I have a feeling it is because I have not worked out and been sleeping a lot because of sickness. You are 47 and had surgery as a teen? I just have this worry about growing old, and am so scared to have children at that. Can you help ease some of my fears? I did see you recently had another surgery bc of a broken rod. Thank you so much for your response :)

Camilynns
04-02-2015, 12:20 PM
Dear Camilynns-- I am so sorry to hear of your pain. I agree you need to find the source of your pain and deal with that, but in the meantime this may help with sitting. I had pressure on my tailbone and it ached a lot in the the first couple of years after my surgery so I bought one of those pillows (NOT a donut pillow) for your coccyx. It has a wedge cut-out in the back of the pillow, where your tailbone is, so while the rest of you is flat on the surface, your tailbone isn't touching. It really helped me. Here are some through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=coccyx+pillow&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=21044971&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5h35b40my6_e

Best wishes in resolving your pain.

Thank you for your recommendation, I will check these out!! :)

Susie*Bee
04-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Camilynn-- I should have said I just went down to a store to buy mine... I think Wal-Mart may sell them, and you can go to any health aid supply store and they would have them and maybe then you could "feel" the product or even try it out through the packaging or they might have samples.