I AM a 42-year-old unemployed married woman who has suffered from coccydynia for 10 years and have had three operations already. The pain is unbearable, and I can’t sit or lie properly.
I have been told by the neurosurgeon at Livingstone Hospital there is nothing they can do for me and that I have to live with this pain. I know this is not really going to help, but I would to know if there is any orthopedic or neurosurgeon who can maybe have a look at my situation through the state hospital.
I am very desperate and living with this pain is not easy. No one really knows what I am going through.
There is a therapy which I have looked up on the internet and I do not know if any of our hospitals have this. It is spinal decompression therapy which is guaranteed to take away the pain, but it is very expensive.
Even if any doctor can tell me what this all entails and if one of our South African hospitals has the equipment, it would help.
I do not have all the resources to find out more.
So please, if there is anyone who can help me, please contact me on tel 072-074 1515.
Lizzie (contact details supplied), Port Elizabeth