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Ouchh! Painful Lower Spine

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Some of you may have read my post about my pony's bouncy canter. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it but ...
The lower part of my spine and coccyx is unbelievably painful.
I don't know when I can ride again and if it will just make it worse.
It started hurting a few days ago and it's just got worse. I'm up and doing everything as normal (except riding) but even the tiniest movements send spasms up my spine. It's so annoying and it must be riding. Has anyone got any ideas as to what caused it? Or has anyone had similar problems?
Thanks x
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When I was 14 I was riding bareback with nothing but a halter and lead rope(stupid I know) and my horse started to run and buck.
Long story short I got the wind knocked out me, I couldn't breathe, and I landed right on my tail bone. I bruised my whole spine and got a small fracture on my tailbone. I was sore for a long time. My back got better but my lowerback/tailbone hurts only when I lay down. I i've been to a chiropractor and a million other places that specialize in just backs, they said all they could do was give me medicine to deal with my pain. I declined though, because the pain is manageable and I don't want to get addicted to pain meds.

The only thing I'm really mad at is if I ever want to have kids I have a 65% chance I will need to get a C section because of my tailbone.

How old are you? If you don't mind me asking. Is this the first time you've felt this?
When you ride, what you are doing is compressing the disks between your vertebrae.
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