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A 46-year-old female asked:

My 15 yr old daughter has been in coccyx pain for 6 mos. she had an xray, pt, nsaids and uses a donut pillow all the time. what is next? spine doc?

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Dr. Roger Hans
Podiatry 32 years experience
More tests: Start by seeing an orthopedic spine/back specialist for further evaluation, probable MRI or cat scan. The possibilities for her confined pain probably lie in improper diagnosis or insufficient treatment at this point.
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: If pain has persisted for six months then further work up is needed to make a diagnosis. A spine doc or orthopaedic surgeon could examine and order any necessary test(s). It may possibly be an intrapelvic problem and not the coccyx itself.

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Last updated Feb 12, 2016

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