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.

Thursday, 29 January 2015


It's been a tough few days back at work, even going in an hour later. I can't seem to get out of bed in the mornings, and by 16:30 I am absolutely shattered.

My new work station has helped immensely, and colleagues are being very supportive. I need to remember to sit at times, as I am getting lower back pain from all my standing; it's just such a treat to be able to stand whilst at the computer that I forget to sit!

I also seem to be on a go slow at work. Frustratingly I'll just be getting back into it, when I have to go in for surgery. Which will mean more time off work, and another staged return.

My heat pad remains my best source of any pain relief at the moment. It really help the coccydynia and low back pain...and abdominal pain!! In fact I have taken to going to bed and sleeping with it under my hips. I've never slept so well!

Hopefully by springtime I'll be all back to normal. Operation will be done, physio hopefully completed, and my sit/stand work station will mean I prevent any recurrence of symptoms. 
Think positive is what I say!


  1. Hope everything goes well for you! I have lower back pain also - it started when standing a lot at my computer. I to have a sit/stand work area. This helps a lot. I love following your blog because you are a very positive person! I will be thinking positive thoughts!

  2. Thanks Leslie. I'm glad I come across as positive, not sure that I do a lot of the time! I do try :-)