My experience started in 2009 with pain in the coccyx region, which progressively worsened. I had to give up spinning classes and the pain was becoming so extreme that I used to dread standing up as a release of pressure as I stood up was very painful. I was referred to a spinal consultant who diagnosed that I had coccydynia and advised a coccyx cushion and a cortisone injection with manipulation. This gave temporary benefit for 3-4 months and was done in 2010 and 2011. I struggled on using the cushion but the pain was becoming unbearable. In march 2012, I was refered to Dr.Ravindran who after reviewing my medical history recommended a different nerve block and a change of medication. This was done as a day case in May 2012. This was under X-ray and Dr.Ravindran showed me all the different stages which helped me to understand more about what was happening. I had about 50% success meaning I was able to sit for longer periods without pain. He advised me to try the same procedure but with added treatment of producing an electric current to go the coccyx again. It is now 6 months and I am pleased to say that I no longer need any medication or the cushion. I can safely say that the percentage of pain relief has been increased to 90%, I still get minor discomfort if I sit for longer periods but I feel like I have my life back again. I cannot thank Dr.Ravindran enough for what he has done for me. I would highly recommend anyone with this condition to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Posted on : 10 Dec, 2012
Posted by : KB, Thatcham