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Coccyx Disorders In Children
Chronic pain: If it goes untreated you will have persistent chronic pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Tender feeling (inside) around coccyx during ovulation? Feels like a pulled muscle feeling, 3 children 28year old female.
Uterine cervix: Ligaments attaching your uterus to the pelvis are often irritated if you develop inflammation in that area, but why only during ovulation, could be the congestion in that area with more blood flow, if you are really suffering please arrange for a gynecologist visit during ovulation for a pelvic exam and may be an ultrasound, good luck ...Read more
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
I'm a 54 year old woman with lower back butt pain would this have something to do cause I have epidurals when I had my childrens?
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
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
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
It can be: Conditions found within the pelvic region can refer pain to the lower back including : arthritis, cysts, tumors, infections as well as gastrointestinal issues and genitourinary problems. These pains tend to be independent of position and activity and can be there at rest unlike typical back problems like a disc herniation. ...Read more
I have a skin disorder that I have no skin pigment on the back of my leg and my lower back. What is it?
Vitiligo: Congenital absence of skin pigment---no cure that I know of. ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my lower back. What arecsome safe weight lifting exercises I can do to strenghten my body?
Weights: The right person to ask is your treating physician. ...Read more
I have a lower back injury. (bulging disc and degenerative back disease) I used to run 3 to 4 miles a day before this injury. Can I run with this?
Yes: These diagnoses are radiologist terms for images on films. Bulges no longer considered significant pathology as they once were. Bulges & degenerative disk disease not necessarily related to back pain. Many your age without back pain have same MRI findings. See osteopath for hands-on evaluation. You might have soft tissue sacroiliac joint disorder. See my chronic pain board at quora. Com (free). ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease in neck and 2 bulged disks in lower back. Afraid of surgeries. Am still at college, so what can I do to help pain?
Realistic goals: Pain is part of life and you first have to accept that you will not be 100% pain free. Physical therapy, proper exercises, antiinflammatories, all conservative. Depending on severity of discs, a pain provider can do some interventional injections and procedures. Start with your primary care and take it from there. ...Read more
I've had a herniated disc for 7 month at c6& 7&now I'm having issues with my lower back and degen disc disease runs in my family n can't find dr here!
? U live.: Ur pcp should b able 2 refer u 2 a spine specialist or rheumatologist. If none in ur area google 4 1 in ur area. U may have 2 travel a bit but it will b worth it. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 19 year old male, no current illness or disease. For the past few days I've felt heavy headed near the top front of my head and lower back of my head. I feel light headed here and there.?
Yes but...: A condition known as ankylosing spondilitis may affect only the spine. ...Read more
Pain in sides and lower back after eating and mild constipation, this happens quite often, intolerance or sign of crohns disease that my mum has?
Pott Disease: Although the actual infection can likely be cured - this will not fix bony destruction or neurological damage which has already occurred. "Isoniazid and rifampin should be administered during the whole course of therapy. Additional drugs are administered during the first 2 months of therapy. These are generally chosen from among the first-line drugs, which include pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and ...Read more
I have kidney disease I am on dailysis my lower back hurts only when I lay on that side I took X-ray and the dr said he couldn't find anything wrong?
Is it chronic pain?: Chronic lower back pain is a common problem seen in many in-center hemodialysis patients, often related to sitting in those uncomfortable chairs for 4 hours or so. If this describes you, try using a firm pillow or folded blanket to support your lower back during treatments. Also, ask your nephrologist how well-controlled your mineral/bone labs are. High PTH levels could result in bone pain. ...Read more
I don't have any disk disease but is arthritis in the lower back a disease? I've minor (l3-l5)to bilateral (l5-s1) degeneration facet change. Thank u
Yes it is: You have minor osteoarthritic changes in the facet joints. This is not a significant issue. ...Read more
My 6 year old son is complaining about pain when he pees. He also has pain in his lower back. He ran two fevers. I have given him fever reducer for children. Given him colder baths and lots of water to drink.
The symptoms you describe could be a urinary tract infection, which is in general unusual for boys to develop, and this should be evaluated by his pediatrician. The more severe level of infection can involve the kidneys, and a kidney infection in a child could cause those issues you report, the fevers and back (or kidney/flank) pain. While it might be better with the cold baths and water, if he has an infection it should be treated with antibiotics.
There might be anatomic variations that lead some children tio be at risk for developing a urinary or kidney infection, and ultimately that possibility might need to be assessed by a pediatric urologist. But initially, you should have your son examine for a possible infection, and his pediatrician can determine following that if any treatment or further examination is warranted.
Importantly, kidney infections should be addressed with some urgency because repeated infections are recognized to lead to permanent injury and scarring of the kidneys, and they can lose function and suffer inrreversible damage otherwise. ...Read more