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Are Some People Born Without A Tailbone
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". ...Read more
If born with a short tailbone how bo I fix it.I'm 47 it started hurting 10 years ago. Tired of takeing loratab.?
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. ...Read more
I was born with a hole by my coccyx and now I'm having sudden pain there. It hurts to sit and it looks red?
Painful bottom : Could be an infection seek care soon ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Variable: There is no specific length for your coccyx (or tailbone). There are many variations with abnormal fusions and failure of segmentation segments. There is such a thing as a congenital tail that people will have a small protrusion representing a smal vestigial tail. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
?: 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Let me explain:
What is the problem with tail bone, is it fracture, burse or just pain in that area?
General guide line:
Keep bowel soft no constipation.
Seitz bath once or twice day with hot water.
Check to see if you rectal problem and take of it.
set on soft chair or mattress
Use air daunt to set on in the car or at home.
Those thing can help.
Some time it take few weeks. ...Read more
Exam and X-ray: Trauma related pain in this area may indicate fracture or just joint irritation. Need xray and examination to be certain. Fractured tailbones are treated conservatively for the first 6 months. ...Read more
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories may help. ...Read more
It needs to be evaluated as you are 60 years old. It can come from trauma, especially if you also have osteoporosis which can result in fracture. Other possibility is inflammation. There are other causes as well
I will advise you get it checked by your doctor, you naad a thorough examination and may need imaging like Xrays and/or MRI etc. ...Read more
OTC meds: Over the counter, your options are tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen (aka advil or motrin), and naproxyn (aka aleve. The latter two are considered better anti-inflammatory meds. There are topical otc meds that may help too, such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. Ice and/or heat may help as well. ...Read more
varies: If it hurts bad that night... You have done too much. Generally. ...Read more