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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

Coccidynia is a: Condition when one gets pain in the tail bone. It can be due to fall and injury and fracture or some times for no known reson at all. It is difficult ot get rid of. In acute cases using Donut cushion to sit can be helpful. In most severe cases surgery to excise the painful coccyx can be helpful but it has lot of complication such as infection and not many surgeons perform this surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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My tail bone is twister toward the right and my right hip is cracked. I'm felling week and have no energy. What would be a usual treatment or procedur?

My tail bone is twister toward the right and my right hip is cracked. I'm felling week and have no energy. What would be a usual treatment or procedur?

Hip pain: Sounds like you definitely need to see your doctor as soon as possible to evaluate the hip and tailbone. Likely will need an x-ray as well. ...Read more

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What could the knot on my tail bone be?

Don't know: Cyst? Tumor? Fracture? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My tail bone is really hurting, what should I do?

My tail bone is really hurting, what should I do?

Tail bone is hurting: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment, specially if over the counter pain medication
is not working. ...Read more

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Should I really have the problems since breaking my tail bone?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Tail bone pain no injury?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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What can help tail bone pain?

Donut: Rest, ice and advil (ibuprofen) or alleve. Also a donut pillow to take the pressure off when you sit down. ...Read more

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What can cause tail bone pain?

What can cause tail bone pain?

Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a broken tail bone?

Pain: Difficulty sitting or walking for that matter, . ...Read more

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For what reason does my tail bone hurt?

For what reason does my tail bone hurt?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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My tail bone hurts sooo bad! Why? What to do?

My tail bone hurts sooo bad! Why? What to do?

Many things: Commonly trauma (injury to the area) causes pain in the coccyx (tailbone). Sometimes it fractures (breaks). Using a doughnut shaped pillow for sitting can take the pressure off so it heals. Sitting in warm water sometimes helps. If the pain does not improve with time, see your primary provider. In rare cases, rectal problems and tumors can cause pain in the area. ...Read more

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What can I do about a tail bone injury and pain?

What can I do about a tail bone injury and pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

Pain: Pain particularly when sitting. Pain is improved when sitting on a donought cushion. ...Read more

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Who should I seek help from for a tail bone injury?

Doctor: If you think it is broken orthopedist. If not significantly malaligned there is really little to do but manage the pain. If not broke have found often associated with pelvic obliquity, in this case chiropractic care or manual therapy with a qualified physical therapist is helpful, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bone spurs in your tail bone?

Is it possible to have bone spurs in your tail bone?

Yes: bone spurs can happen anywhere in the body. Often they show up on xrays, but aren't the real cause of pain. ...Read more

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My tail bone hurts whenever I lay down. Why is this?

Need history/exam: Hard to tell. You need to have a thorough history and exam. Duration, severity, cause, etc need to be done. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pressure on the inside of my tail bone?

Why do I feel pressure on the inside of my tail bone?

Pilonodal cyst?: Is there a soft tissue lump towards the top if your tailbone? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of removing tail bone cocxy?

Coccygectomy: Coccyx represents the vestigial tail in humans, that's why it at times is referred to as tailbone. A few ligaments attach to it, but when one has pain in the coccyx area, it is called coccydynia. These respond very well to various non-surgical treatment modalities. Only very few will ever need surgery for this. Due to the location of the incision, post-op infection is the most common complication. ...Read more

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Is it normal for you tail bone to hurt during crunches?

It is if U R thin-: U should always do crunches on a mat or pad. This makes sense 4 everyone. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my coccyx (lower tail bone)?

Cushions: The first step is to just avoid putting pressure on the coccyx, such as by using cushions, and avoiding sitting on hard surfaces. Typically there is no intervention for this other than symptomatic management. In rare cases, certain types of injections can be done by a pain management specialist. Even rarer, surgeons can remove the tip of the coccyx, but that procedure is not the most successful. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my tail-bone snap if I sit on it too long?

No: But you might. There is always standing up for 10 seconds for a good stretch every 30 minutes. Helps me avoid snapping. ...Read more

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My tail bone hurts when sitting for more than fifty minutes.?

Move around: Our tail bone has minimal padding over it (no muscle and little fat) and activities like sitting can cause pressure on the skin and bone, giving you pain. Use a pressure relieving pad such as a memory foam pad when you need to sit for long periods of time. It is not dangerous, but definitely uncomfortable! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it bad that my tail bone hurts now after I take long trips?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

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