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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Sacrum

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Can a hard direct fall on the sacrum only cause minor damage?

Can a hard direct fall on the sacrum only cause minor damage?

Sure: The body can often withstand significant trauma without any significant damage. If the pain persists, or worsens, then it is time to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Sciatica: 20's female with twisted sacrum asks about future problems. Osteopaths regard sacroiliac joint (SIJ) nutation (also called "Short Leg Sign") & counternutation to be reflective of abnormal SIJ movements. These movements have been found associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, IBS, & Interstitial Cystitis. ...Read more

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What causes my sacrum or sacroiliac 2 pop when i move certain ways? Injured that area n 2012 & n the past couple of months it happens a lot & no pain.

Weak ligaments : The sacroiliac ligament and iliolumbar ligaments help to hold the lower back together. Due to its poor blood supply it is hard to heal. Prolotherapy can help to fix that area quicker. ...Read more

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I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

Not likely: Tarlov's cysts in the sacrum MIGHT cause symptoms further down your back or legs, but should not affect your flank area (above the pelvis and below the ribs in your back) because nerve sensations all go down rather than up. You could however have something else going on further up in your spine to explain this. See the doc who diagnosed the cysts. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to be absolutely sure that recurrent lower back n sacrum pain that comes and goes since january is caused by the large cyst at s2 (racepinephrine)?

Your spine surgeon : Or spinal specialist will help you identify your pain generator (anatomic source of your pain), if the pain generator is located within your spine. There are other reasons of having lower back pain -- some causes are unrelated to your spine. Also ensure other non-spinal causes of pain in these areas are ruled-out by your primary care doctor. Most s2 (racepinephrine) tarlov perineural cysts are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What possible gynaecological issue can cause sacrum pain and lower back pain that comes on and off for 8 months? I'm 54.

What possible gynaecological issue can cause sacrum pain and lower back pain that comes on and off for 8 months? I'm 54.

Several causes: If you have been having issues for 8 months i would recommend an evaluation with your gyn doctor or primary care provider. There are several gyn causes or other causes such as degenerative disc disease, si joint dysfunction or coccyx pain. An examination would help to direct further workup. ...Read more

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Often when I move my back (left leg in supine position), even slightly, I feel and hear a "pop" from my sacrum. What would cause this? Need 4 concern?

Often when I move my back (left leg in supine position), even slightly, I feel and hear a "pop" from my sacrum. What would cause this? Need 4 concern?

With pain?: Can't say for certain but need to consider the the differential - fracture but you had an MRI of something? tendon, ligament or muscle pull. It is also important to know if this occurs with raising your leg forward as well as backwards. It sounds like something is slipping. Also is the area that pops tender and can you feel as well as hear the pop. You say you can not bear weight - why? ...Read more

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What can cause sacrum pain that comes and goes in the past 9 months other than spinal disc or cyst or muscle problem? Like, pain 3 days, stop 2 days.

What can cause sacrum pain that comes and goes in the past 9 months other than spinal disc or cyst or muscle problem? Like, pain 3 days, stop 2 days.

Sacral pain: Degenerative problems, as you listed, can cause sacral pain. However, other things, such as fractures, infections, or tumors can also cause sacral pain, though they typically aren't intermittent like you describe. ...Read more

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If my L5 si joints/sacrum is mid algineed can that cause pain in my hip area?

If my L5 si joints/sacrum is mid algineed can that cause pain in my hip area?

Misalignment: Yes misalignment of your lumbosacral area can give you hip pain. See an orthopedist forhelp. ...Read more