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My Sacrum Hurts
Gravity: 20's male with "sacral pain with standing" might have effects of upper body weight bearing down on pelvis and pelvic joints, a sacroiliac joint. Lax and injured ligaments of the sij might be the pain generator. See an osteopath for hands on diagnosis. If fever see sooner than later. ...Read more
I got lumbar surgery an at first i was getting better then my sacrum kept hurting an i get sharp pains on the back of my thighs help?
See back surgeon: Back surgeries in some cases fell to resolve the back pain and sometimes depending upon your condition may require pt , pain management and even further surgical intervention. ...Read more
When my grandma get's up the chair, she say's that the sacrum hurts when she stands up to sit. It hurts when she forces the foot when she stands. Why?
I had an MRI on my sacrum 4 years after a fall on concrete. They said it looks fine. It still hurts a lot when I sit or touch the bump there. Why?
Need the report..: The MRI isn't the best test to look for a fracture of the sacrum. (X-rays are the best, followed by CT scan). The MRI report should tell you if there's any swelling or bruising in the area, which is common after a fall on concrete. Perhaps that's what they meant by "fine". In any case, load the report onto HealthTap Prime & talk to the doctor who ordered the test to discuss. Is draining possible? ...Read more
I can physically feel my sacrum/ coccyx bones when I touch the bottom. Is it normal to feel them? It sometimes hurts when I sit down. What about that?
A donut and patience: Coccydynia or tailbone pain is most likely and has many causes from unknown (most common) to direct trauma, infection, and tumor. It can be treated with a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. Limiting sitting for prolonged periods is suggested along with use of a padded cushion or "donut" to protect the tailbone. It can take weeks to months to resolve so be patient. ...Read more
When I was 12, I fell backwards off a fast skateboard & directly on sacrum which hurt bad. Today I have a bulging disc & scoliosis. did it cause that?
Hard to say: If you had an x-ray 6 years ago after the incident it might show normal findings or the problems, but acquiring them from a simple fall would be unlikely.If x-rays now show scoliosis & a bulging disk, but did not then, you again cannot blame the simple fall for the change. Scoliosis often comes out during the rapid growth years of adolescence.The cause is usually unknown. ...Read more
Fell twice in 4days, both at al apt door after using walker coming from breakfast. Went to ER and ok first time. Have 3mo old sacrum frac. Back hurts ?
Vetebral fracture: If you have an additional vetebral fracture there are treatment options that can help eliminate or reduce the pain as well has maintaining quality of life. Minimally invasive procedure available is called kyphoplasty were a cement like material is injected into the fractured spine through small canulas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I fell on my sacrum in 2012 but didn't know if it was fractured. My legs went numb for a day. It still hurts today & feels funny when I touch it. Why?
Coccydynia: You more than likely injured your coccyx which is a cartilaginous structure at the tail end of your sacrum(tailbone). Once the coccyx has been significantly injured it remains tender for years. An orthopedic specialist can evaluate you and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Low back bain: Certainly there can be hundreds of reasons for low back pain and without knowing your history it is impossible to narrow down. The most common cause, especially in your age group is muscle spasm and weak abdominal muscles. Provide more info and the doctors here may be able to shed more light. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walk: Walking, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, gentle massage, can all help. Hot showers or hot tubs after 48 hours help. Gentle williams flexion exercises will help- look them up online. Stretching should not be painful- only feel like a stretch. If it doesn't get better or worsens, see your family md to make sure there's not a fracture or other problem. ...Read more
See below: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. The pain should improve in the next week or so with rest, anti-inflammatories, and gentle stretching. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers