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How do I keep my tailbone from hurting if sitting in hard chair all day?

Girdle: I know they are not in fashion now but pulling your bottom to give you more cushion can help. A doughnut cushion or ring floaty may help too. ...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


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When i'm sitting or move while im sitting my tailbone pops and hurts. What's causing this?

When i'm sitting or move while im sitting my tailbone pops and hurts. What's causing this?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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What can cause a vibrating feeling in my tailbone? It doesn't hurt at all and only happens periodically when I'm sitting down

What can cause a vibrating feeling in my tailbone? It doesn't hurt at all and only happens periodically when I'm sitting down

Implies nerve: for the type of pain. This is near an area where disks pop out and injure nerves frequently. Other disorders (congenital spine condition, tumor, even infection) can also irritate nerves. cannot say in your particular situation but an MRI could. ...Read more

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Why does my tailbone stick out and it hurts when i lie on my back on a hard surface.?

Why does my tailbone stick out and it hurts when i lie on my back on a hard surface.?

Skinny?: U must b thin. Ur coccyx may b the cause. If it isur tailbone it is at the very end of ur spine(tail). If this is it, it can b excised. If it is above this it can b ur sacrum & not much 2 do.If the coccyx only bothers u when u lie on a hard surface don't do it or use a cusion. If is bothersome more then that & effects ur adl's seek a surgical consult. I= 45 excisions & all r happy. ...Read more

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I have been having some tailbone pain for about a year or so now. It hurts most when i'm sitting and sometimes lying down.What can I do?

I have been having some tailbone pain for about a year or so now.  It hurts most when i'm sitting and sometimes lying down.What can I do?

Options: Coccydynia (tail bone pain) is generally treated conservatively. Anti inflam meds, pt can help. A wedge shaped cushion (cushions with a triangular wedge shape cut out posteriorly to avoid tailbone contact with the cushion) as opposed to a "donut cushion" may be slightly better. Steroid injections often help. Surgery is recommended as a last resort. Make sure you see your md for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having severe tailbone pain 8 on the pain scale please someone help what this is? Standing up from sitting position hurts the worst

I'm having severe tailbone pain  8 on the pain  scale please someone help what this is? Standing up from sitting position hurts the worst

Coccygeal pain: Is there additional history? Trauma? Generally coccygeal pain and coccyx fracture are treated conservatively. Sitting on a donut pillow, avoid pressure on the area, and tincture of time are usually most appropriate. However, if this just came out of nowhere then it is probably worth a physical exam and perhaps imaging to determine exact cause. ...Read more

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Whenever I sit down on a hard bench my coccyx hurts?

Use air dount: To avoid this problem two things. Find the cause of the problem, then address it use air daunt to set on. ...Read more

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My coccyx hurts! what can help make it feel better when sitting?

Use a special: What we call air dount which suspend the coccyx area and help heal it. ...Read more

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Fell hard on tailbone only hurt for cpl wks 6 mo later i had hard bump that hurts if i press up/under it above my bhole its not a cyst so what is it?

Your current pain: May not be related to your injury , you may have pilonidal sinus ( also called cyst ) which flared up Show to your doctor ...Read more

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Tailbone pain. It only hurts when i'm sitting or push right on the bottom of my tailbone or tensing my bum together. Its been 3 weeks now what's wrong?

You could have: Irritation of bone or skin infection over the bone. Have a doctor take a look at it for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Tailbone pain: Sometimes a muscle strain can affect the lower part of the muscle insertion, close to the tailbone or sacrum and coccyx (truly the end of the spine). Sometimes its more referred pain from muscle spasm, and some nerve irritation that can lead to tailbone pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

Cyst v Infection: That location is very common for a pilonidal cyst, though an abscess (infection with pus) is also possible. If it's causing so much pain that you can't function, haves fever or notice it getting bigger, go to an ER. However, if it is a pilonidal cyst, it's best managed by a surgeon. ...Read more