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Not medical lingo: Are you sure you have the spelling right. I don't know of any gravitaitonal lines in front of the sacral promontory. Please review your report. This could be typographic error. I see this often due to spell checker errors. ...Read more
The Right Practioner: In the U.S. Cranial-sacral work is usually performed by massage or physical therapists. This is different from osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf), which is practiced by physicians (do's, md's & dentists). There have been no peer-reviewed studies that evaluate the effectiveness of either cranial-sacral or ocf at the population level. However, there is anecdotal evidence for ocf effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more
Surgery: It depends on your age. If infant observation. If adolescent or adult and are symptomatic, ie pilobidal symptoms then surgery to excise can permanently take care of problem. Surgery is usually on outpatient basis. ...Read more
Sacral dimple infant: It is an indentation, present at birth, over the lower back. Most are benign. However, if there is a deep hole, a tuft of hair, discoloration, or skin tag have your pediatrician evaluate your child to rule out a serious underlying abnormality of the spine. ...Read more
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Pilonidal disease: A lot depends on the depth of the dimple and how hairy the person is when they grow up. A deep sacral dimple may predispose to pilonidal disease which is a painful cyst or mass under the skin covering the tailbone. They tend to get infected and may require surgical removal. ...Read more
Sacral tumors: Tumors of the sacrum are rare, and can be benign or malignant. If primary, meaning they develop first in the sacrum, or secondary, meaning they can be the result of local invasion from adjecent tissue or metastases from elsewhere. You need to know the type of tumor, whether primary or secondary, and the sources in order to predict therapeutic response. ...Read more
Could I have an explanation in simple terms of adenocarcinoma of rectum with sacral matastatis? Thanks!
It is: Simply the most common form of colon and rectal cancer but in this case involves the rectum but has penetrated through the rectal wall and involved the sacrum or lower spine. This is most likely a direct extension of the cancer into the bone of the lower back. This is probably un-resectable for cure unless it is pretreated with neo-adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy before surgery. ...Read more
Pain in sacral area post fall on sept 1....Should I have an xray? And if it is fx, what can be done about it?
I was born with a sacral dimple, and as I've grown to adulthood I still have it. Is this normal? Should it have disappeared by now?
Stays, but no need: to worry, most of these dimples are simple and don't require treatment. Check this site for more information https://www.drugs.com/mcd/sacral-dimple ...Read more
2 month old has a sacral dimple, no other symptoms present. So far normal development and normal on exam. Should we still be concerned?
Likely Fine: Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely sacral dimples are associated with a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. Examples include spina bifida or tethered cord syndrome. The risks of above spinal problems increase if sacral dimple is accompanied by a nearby tuft of hair, skin tag or certain types of skin discolorations. ...Read more
Hi. I'm a 30 year old female experiencing sudden swelling and pain in sacral region only during past hour. No recent physical injuries that I know of.
Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning. Pain lessened via ambulation. Help!?
Sounds like an: Arthritic or degenerative issue with your low back or even sacroiliac joint. If it eases quickly, just make sure you are exercising regularly and not smoking as well as keeping your weight under control. Otherwise, try some otc medication if no medical reasons not to. If it persists, see your doctor for further guidance. ...Read more
Unknown: What is cranio-sacral therapy? Please tell me. There can be no manipulation of the plates of the adult skull and sacral refers to the sacrum which is the lower back. This is quackery and certainly not for tymj pain or therapy for any conditon of dental origin. Your qwuestion is confuse and nonsensical. ...Read more