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Common causes of tailbone pain?

Common causes of tailbone pain?

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

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more


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Can sitting in a lopsided, kind of broken office chair for a few days cause serious tailbone pain?

Can sitting in a lopsided, kind of broken office chair for a few days cause serious tailbone pain?

Yes: Yes if your sitting abnormally on your coccyx. Get a new chair that fits well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause ongoing tailbone pain, other than injury? Very painful to sit for long periods or use bathroom. Has been ongoing for several months

What would cause ongoing tailbone pain, other than injury? Very painful to sit for long periods or use bathroom. Has been ongoing for several months

Coccydynia: There is a condition known as coccydynia which literally means pain from the tailbone. Imaging studies can often be normal and it is more if a clinical diagnosis. If it gets particularly bad, consider being seen to rule out other causes. A cortisone shot often eliminates it. ...Read more

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What causes lowback tailbone pain with a cracking joint sound?

Low back pain: Low back/tailbone pain can be caused by numerous conditions including disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet joint degeneration, si joint pathology, etc. The cracking sounds are generally benign, usually caused by the spinal joints themselves (like cracking your knuckles) or by inflammation around the spine. If your pain is severe or has been longstanding then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What's could be causing my tailbone pain?

Tail bone pain: Many reasons... sometimes weight loss and simply a chair that has been pushing on it too much... Sometimes a L4-5 or L5-S1 disc problem with some nerve compression. It can also be a problem from an old injury that occasionally worsens. The correct term is Coccydynea. Sitting on a 'holy' pillow with an opening not pressing onto the painful spot may help a lot. Esp in the car... ...Read more

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What might cause tailbone pain?

What might cause tailbone pain?

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

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What is the cause of my tailbone pain?

Coccydynia: A painful tailbone can be caused by direct trauma leading to a fracture or joins sprain. Chronic tailbone pain can be tax with injection or resection but usual get better with rest, sitting on a donut pad, and ice. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause tailbone pain?

Can chemotherapy cause tailbone pain?

Unlikely!: Unfortunately the tumor being treated can. But this is also unlikely. I suspect your coccyx is sore for an unrelated reason. I have many patients with coccydynia, and most have varied causes. Have it treated by a pain specialist or rheumatologist who deals with the problem! ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more