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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Coccyx Disorders (Overview)

Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated.


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What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

Depends: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
34 doctors shared insights

Coccyx Disorders (Overview)

Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated.


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What can I do at home to save money and treat coccyx disorders?

What can I do at home to save money and treat coccyx disorders?

Ice: If you have tailbone pain or coccydynia you could start by obtaining a donut cushion to sit on. This will relieve pressure on the coccyx. You can apply a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the tender area twice a day for 10-15 min. You will not want to sit directly on your tailbone for a few weeks. See a physician if your pain does not improve or for medication management. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

Depends: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Coccyx disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Coccyx disorders?

See below: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of coccyx disorders?

What are the after effects of coccyx disorders?

Difficulty sitting: Chronic coccyx pain makes sitting difficult. Depending on the cause child birth and bowel movements may be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to save money and treat coccyx disorders?

Ice: If you have tailbone pain or coccydynia you could start by obtaining a donut cushion to sit on. This will relieve pressure on the coccyx. You can apply a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the tender area twice a day for 10-15 min. You will not want to sit directly on your tailbone for a few weeks. See a physician if your pain does not improve or for medication management. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?

What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?

Few symptoms: Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40. It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease. ...Read more

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I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery 2. My pain dr does not manage disability 3. Cant

You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read more

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What is mild bilateral facet disease? In my lower back.

What is mild bilateral facet disease? In my lower back.

It is : Facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. It's not uncommon through normal "wear and tear" - so called degenerative arthritis - that these joints break down a bit. It's a very common finding and doesn't mean that you will have any problems from this now or in the future. Though it could be causes some discomfort in you; everyone's body is different. ...Read more

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Can the mild facet disease in my lower back around my waist area be reversed from degeneration?

Can the mild facet disease in my lower back around my waist area be reversed from degeneration?

No, but the symptoms: Associated with this can be controlled with lifestyle modifications including not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. If no contraindications, over the counter medications can help. Core muscular stabilization workouts can benefit as well including yoga and/ or pilates. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good for having celiacs disease and a degenerative disc in my lower back?

Which vitamins are good for having celiacs disease and a degenerative disc in my lower back?

Multivitamin: These are two separate problems. There are no vitamins that will affect your discs. Sorry. Your celiac disease is another matter. www.celiac.com should provide all the advice you need. ...Read more

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Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...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