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An_223011 posted:
after daughter born (i was 36) have nerve damage in legs i can onlysay it was the epidheral. i had lost weight prior to preg felt good now feel terrible also alot of pain in tail bone when i sit for periods of time what can i do
bren_bren responded:
Hi Anon,
I have a lot of pain around my tailbone when I sit too. Have you tried sitting on a doughnut cushion? How do you sleep at night? I sleep on my side with a pillow in between my knees for the best position for my lower back.
If you had nerve damage (or suspect it) you need to approach your obgyn or family doctor. They can run tests, and possibly help to diagnose your condition; you should go if it has become chronic.
Wishing you the best, bren
Charl1942 responded:
I have writtten back and forth with Bren.
I fell several times on my tailbone area, and the last time really did me in. I do have pain as does Bren in my hip area caused by pudendal nerve damage. This is an additional thing, however my doc is now treating me for the tailbone area. I sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees. I have finally found a doc who is treating me for that. The treatment has consisted of injections in the tailbone area twice and the last procedure was a pulsed radiofrequency of the coccygeal nerves. She was hoping this would give some relief in 2 weeks, but so far has failed.
I want you to understand my tailbone is severed from the sacrum. Yours might be fractured which sometimes happens in childbirth. It seems as though it has been a while since you gave birth as you mentioned your age at the birth. I am not a doc, but from what I understand this will eventually heal. Given that you have nerve damage in your legs you really need to see your OB/GYN doc for advice. Sit on a donut pillow, and sleep with the pillow. Take advil or other across the counter pain medications for now. I hope this helps. Please let us know.

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