I know your wife, I come over to go skiing once in a while with them. They are good friends with my sister Michele who lives in Maui. Anyway, my question is; I have a daughter who is 25 yrs old and took a bad fall on some concrete a couple of years ago. She went through a year of major pain and we finally had it operated on when they discovered that she had completely broken her tailbone off and had some pieces of bone floating around in there. We thought that would take care of the pain, but it has been about a year now since her surgery and she is still in a lot of pain. Is there anything you think you can do about this? Rolly says you are the best back doctor there is! 🙂
I would be willing to travel and do whatever it takes to help my daughter! What a terrible thing to have to go through life in pain all the time!
It is possible but not probable that the broken coccyx was causing your daughter’s pain. Referral to the sacrum can occur from injury to the lumbar spine or occasionally the sacroiliac joints. She needs a work-up to determine what the pain generator is.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.