• 3 months ago

    Extreme pain in coccyx region Post a Robotic Prostatectomy

    Post a Robotic Prostatectomy in 2015, (PSA 10.4) my uncle who is now 82 has been suffering from extreme pain in the coccyx region. Currently the status is that he can neither sit nor rest in a sleeping posture for more than 20 minutes because of the pain.

    His medical treatments have spanned painkillers, physiotherapy, steroids , Epidural Steriod Injection without usage of fluoroscopy, Ganglion Impar Block (Diagnostic). The pain seems to worsen . His latest PSA levels are 0.30 and hence the oncologist has ruled out a recurrence.

    Has anyone else experienced something similar?

    The pain management has been a failure. He has consulted the range of doctors - urologist, Orthopedician, Neurologist, Oncologist ... apparently after 3 years of medication , painkillers and some physiotherapy last month now consultants have suggested maybe the pain is a nerve entanglement caused during surgery.

    Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated. What are the possibilities for managing pain and normalizing life for him at this stage?