I had a fall down stairs when I was a teenager (so long ago I try not to think about it). I sort of remember it hurting for a long time. I think I fractured my coccyx. Since that time I have had chronic lower back pain. I believe the coccyx provides a counter-ballance to the lumbar vertabrae. Without the balancing effect, I think my spine is out of alignment. Is the above correct?
If so, what can I do about it. The pain seems to be gradually getting worse as I get older.
??? Dont' know about the counterbalance thing or not, but the coccyx has openings that on some people nerves pass through. When you get that low there are differences on a person to person basis. You should just go to the doc and have some imaging studies done to see what the problems are, they may or may not be related to falling down the stairs. Good luck.