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Are some people born without a tailbone?

Are some people born without a tailbone?

Yes: Sacral agenesis is a very uncommon disorder meaning a congenital deformity of the sacral area (the lower part of the back just above the coccyx or tailbone).

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Baby born without a tailbone?

Baby born without a tailbone?

Congenital absence: Of the coccyx have been reported before, it is very rear and happened usually with congenital bony deformity.

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Are there any negative effects to being born without a tailbone or having your tailbone removed?

Are there any negative effects to being born without a tailbone or having your tailbone removed?

No: No, the tailbone is loosely connected to the rest of the lower spinal column, and even when broken, we (MD's) don't bother to fix it as it changes nothing with spinal support. Fortunately in humans, it doesn't even have to support an evolutionary "tail".

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If born with a short tailbone how bo I fix it. I'm 47 it started hurting 10 years ago. Tired of takeing loratab.?

If born with a short tailbone how bo I fix it. I'm 47 it started hurting 10 years ago. Tired of takeing loratab.?

Injections: An injection around the coccyx bone usually will help with the pain your describing, which may allow you to reduce the amount of lortab you are taking. A pain management specialist can perform this injection for you. Unfortunately there is no "fix" for it.

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I have anklyosing spondylitis and I was told a defect to my tailbone. Doctor said I was born that way. My tailbone pertrudes outward. I have excruciat?

I have anklyosing spondylitis and I was told a defect to my tailbone. Doctor said I was born that way. My tailbone pertrudes outward. I have excruciat?

Coccydynia: You may have Coccydynia, which literally means pain from the tail bone. An exam and appropriate diagnostic rest to rule out other causes is often the first step. If Coccydynia is confirmed, an injection can sometimes work extremely well for some, there are other options as well. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor.

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Can the tailbone heal itself?

Can the tailbone heal itself?

Yes: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can occur for many reasons. Usually taking pressure off of the tailbone, use of ice, and time will allow the inflammation to heal. If you still have pain after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to discuss further treatment options.

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes pain in the tailbone?

See below: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone.

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes pain in the tailbone?

See below: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone.

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What are signs of a broken tailbone?

What are signs of a broken tailbone?

Sitting pain: Generally it hurts on your tailbone when you sit or have a bowel movement. You would prove it with x-rays but most are treated conservatively.

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Hole near tailbone baby is it normal?

Hole near tailbone baby is it normal?

It needs to be: Evaluated by your pediatrician. It may turn out to be nothing of concern, but sometimes could be a sign of a spinal anomaly.

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How long or short should a tailbone be?

How long or short should a tailbone be?

See below: Most "tailbones" are a few inches long although there can be lots of variability between different individuals

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What are the signs of a broken tailbone?

Pain: Pain, difficulty sitting; would have had to have had sufficient mechanism for a broken tailbone to have occurred as well.

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My tailbone sticks out, is that normal?

Probably yes: People have different variations in their anatomy. Some people have flat or tilted in or tilted outward as u do. It would only b abnormal if injured ; now is in a different position, especially if symptomatic.

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Tailbone or butt injury if pain when I sit?

Tailbone or butt injury if pain when I sit?

?: Confused a bit by your question's wording. If pain when you sit, where the pain is, what the pain is described like, where it goes (if anywhere), what helps it and what worsens it, how long it lasts and how it occured can help to define the type of injury. Need more info.

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How to heal a broken and deviated tailbone?

Stay off it: Not as easy as it sound, but if you have truly fractured your coccyx the more you stay off it the less pain you will have and hopefully the quicker it will heal. This will involve limiting your sitting or sitting on a cushion with a cut out. They have tried reducing displaced coccyx fractures and even holding them with pins, but have not found it helpful.

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Why does my tailbone hurt when I bend over?

Why does my tailbone hurt when I bend over?

Sprain?: You could have an injury to the small ligaments that are around the actual bony part of the tail bone.