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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Coccyx Disorders (Overview)

Coccyx disorders are conditions that affect the coccyx, which is the lowest part of the spine and is also called the tailbone. Disorders can include pain, infections, tumors, and cysts.


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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. Mark Ingerman
32 doctors shared insights

Coccyx Disorders (Overview)

Coccyx disorders are conditions that affect the coccyx, which is the lowest part of the spine and is also called the tailbone. Disorders can include pain, infections, tumors, and cysts.


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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 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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

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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. 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