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Tailbone and buttock pain

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
May be soft tissue: This may be muscular, tendon, bursa and less likely neurologic. You can discuss this with your physician.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Pain in different locations, along with other symptoms. Localized pain could mean other things. Consult your primary care doctor.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tender points: I agree with ali. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender po... Read More
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Associated with: Pain in the lower buttocks, called sciatica, is a common concomitant of #fibromyalgia, with pain aroused by focused pressure on a "pain point&quo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Lifestyle changes : Can help! not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be coming from problems in the low back (disk degeneration, facet joint arthritis). It could be muscle pain in the buttock itself. Less commo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
It varies: The pain could be from different sources including a pinched nerve or compressed nerve root, muscle spasm, or from the hip. Your doctor can take your... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 36 years experience
Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
Physical exam: The doctor will start with a physical exam which may be enough in many cases to determine that the pain may be myofascial or muscle spasm. If there i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
A pinched nerve: A pinched nerve or compressed nerve root (l3/4 is possible). Alternatively, msucle spasm and pain from facet joints can cause similar pain.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic.

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