Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sore again :(

Trying not to be disheartened today. I've been uncomfortable since Friday. After feeling an improvement the week before I thought it was going to be onwards and upwards from thereon in. Obviously not. Bit gutted. I'm not sure why that it, is it because I went back to work, is it because I did heavier gym work, or is it normal that even if one session works, the next might not? I'm seeing my physio again this Friday , although that seems ages away. I'll just have to try and stay positive.

The more I read about physio- deep tissue massage and retraining/strengthening muscles, the more I believe it's the right thing for me. In fact I feel anyone who has not got an obvious coccyx, back or pelvic injury would benefit from trying this. In my case, or the case of anyone with coccydynia who has been told surgery is an option, I'd say PLEASE try this approach first. I feel I have nothing to loose. I'm not prepared to go under the knife, maybe if it gave guarantees I'd feel different. 

I'm hoping at the very least I'll have some improvement, and definitely stronger pelvic floor muscles and lower back strength. 


  1. Hi, I have been following your blog for a short while. I have tailbone issues, and now lower back pain and right leg nerve issues. I am not sure if this was due to standing too much in one position? I have bulging discs in my lower back. Maybe you can post exercises that would be good for both these issues? Do you have suggestions? I have dealing with tailbone issues for about 8 months and have many exercises in my file folder, but I am not sure they are so good for bulging discs? Can you post suggestions on the facebook group tailbone page also? This is where I saw your link to your blog. I enjoy your positivity! I want to fee more positive as I have anxiety issues also. Thanks so much and keep up the blogging!

    1. Hi Leslie. Thankyou. I can't really advise regarding exercises : I firmly believe everyone needs individual assessment and treatment tailored to them. I think that's half the battle: that coccydynia and back pain sufferers can be all lumped together, with a 'one size fits all' attitude. We are all so different- different causes, different needs, therefore needing different approaches. Don't give up looking for a physio who will help you. The link I put on here a few days ago has physios in various areas. It also explains coccydynia and gives some exercises that they recommend. For me, because my coccydynia is not necessarily linked to an injury I am trying physio,pressure point and deep tissue massage more than exercises.

  2. husband purchased an inverted table for both of us. He has a herniated disc. Do you think this might help tailbone issues? I know it couldn't hurt.

  3. Love your profile name also "pain in the arse."