Well.. Welcome Puppylover!! You're in good company here.. most of us love our puppies too, along with kitties and a host of other critters!!!
I have pain in that area too.. my hips and tailbone area are very ouchy most of the time. I have (as you can see in my signature) some disk herniations.. they're all in my lumbar area. I also smashed my tailbone to bits around 30 years ago (fell off of a 3 story hay loft and landed on a water spicket (sp?) with my tailbone). I've always attributed my back and tailbone pain to that. I just wanted to let you know I CAN RELATE to the pain you are having.
Since you know how to stretch that's more than half of the battle. If you can stand getting into a hot bath tub that might help.. moist heat works REALLY well. If you can't do the tub then take warm showers.
Just wanted to say hi.. and welcome you to this wonderful forum. Keep posting and let us know how you're doing.
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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