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Sacrum (Overview)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis at the sacro-iliac joints.


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How to determine broken sacrum?

How to determine broken sacrum?

X-ray: An x-ray should determine if the sacrum has a fracture. Sometimes a ct scan may be needed if the x-ray is questionable. ...Read more

Sacrum (Overview)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis at the sacro-iliac joints.


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What is the definition or description of: sacrum?

What is the definition or description of: sacrum?

Lower back bone: Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis at the sacro-iliac joints. ...Read more

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I pinched a nerve around my sacrum. What do I do.?

Is this definite?: Is this your diagnosis or did a doctor tell you this? Which nerve is the culprit, and how did this occur? To determine treatment, we need to know a diagnosis. Maybe a visit to an osteopathic physician can clarify issues, and provide treatment which can improve your issues. ...Read more

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What kind of dr should I see if my sacrum isn't right?

What kind of dr should I see if my sacrum isn't right?

Start with: Your primary care doctor who will narrow it down to the proper specialist: rheumatology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedic, etc. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

Radiologic findings: This is terminology a radiologist would use to describe changes on imaging that appear to spread throughout the sacrum (bone between waist and tailbone). The cause of the changes can sometimes be determined by the images but often requires a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more

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Can a hard direct fall on the sacrum only cause minor damage?

Sure: The body can often withstand significant trauma without any significant damage. If the pain persists, or worsens, then it is time to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Sciatica: 20's female with twisted sacrum asks about future problems. Osteopaths regard sacroiliac joint (SIJ) nutation (also called "Short Leg Sign") & counternutation to be reflective of abnormal SIJ movements. These movements have been found associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, IBS, & Interstitial Cystitis. ...Read more

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Sacrum pain on and off for the past 8 months. Can this be a gynaecological issue?

Sacrum pain on and off for the past 8 months. Can this be a gynaecological issue?

Could be: It could be. Have a proper physical exam and possible imaging studies done under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my sacrum and Coccyx that I broke 2 years ago? I never live without pain.

What exercises can I do to strengthen my sacrum and Coccyx that I broke 2 years ago? I never live without pain.

Impossible: You cannot strengthen a broken bone. However you need to consult an orthopedic surgeon perhaps someone specialized in pain management, to provide you some relief. ...Read more

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I have an hemangioma on my sacrum. What is that?

Benign: Malformation or abnormal mass of tangled blood vessels. Usually not an issue if it's small, if it's big it can be treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my broken coccyx and sacrum?

Be seen: Would need to be seen and discuss specifics of your case with your orthopedic surgeon. That being said, most fractures in that area are treated with rest and pain control. ...Read more

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Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union after a 4 year injury?

Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union after a 4 year injury?

Yes but expensive.-: -I have found CT scans give much better bone detail, but we usually start with plain imaging & proceed from there ...Read more

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Can a super painful fall on the sacrum area cause scoliosis to develop?

Can a super painful fall on the sacrum area cause scoliosis to develop?

Unlikely: A fall on the butt is not likely to cause scoliosis.
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What causes my sacrum or sacroiliac 2 pop when I move certain ways? Injured that area n 2012 & n the past couple of months it happens a lot & no pain.

Weak ligaments: The sacroiliac ligament and iliolumbar ligaments help to hold the lower back together. Due to its poor blood supply it is hard to heal. Prolotherapy can help to fix that area quicker. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured sacrum take to heal?

How long does a fractured sacrum take to heal?

8 to 12 weeks: Bone tissue takes awhile to heal. The sacrum may heal fine if there was a fracture that would be confirmed by a MRI if acute or at least documented that it occurred by bone scan that may still reveal a fracture that occurred but has healed for up to 1-2 years. If the injury was axial ie fall on buttocks, there can be a coccyx or disc issue. These fractures can also be due to osteoporosis ...Read more

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I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

Mechanism?: Did u have an injury to your sacrum or is this related to your previous 'spinal surgery'? Or is this an insufficiency (osteopenic)fracture? Need more information to answer your question. Most sacral fractures are treated non operatively (unless associated w/ other fractures of the pelvis... And 'displaced'. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

Sacrum pain: The best thing to do is plenty of walking with good posture, avoid lifting, and do flexibility exercises. Sometimes massage and heat can help too. Take an occasional anti-inflammatory and that can help too. In general, using your core muscles while doing pretty much anything can avoid stresses to go to the lumbar spine and sacral junction and that avoids further injury.... Good luck! ...Read more

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My sacrum is numb I can't sit for long and sleep on my back. Why does it feel numb?

My sacrum is numb I can't sit for long and sleep on my back. Why does it feel numb?

Neuropathy: It has to do with some local nerve problem, such as a pinched nerve. You may need to see an ortho-spine specialist to further elucidate the problem. However, should you have any bowel or bladder issue, you should go immediately to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have severe LB/glute pain primarily on left side. L I noticed a (fluid like) lump on sacrum bilaterally but larger on left. What could this be?

Get a scan: The differential diagnosis would include fat necrosis, partial or full disc herniation, sacrococcygeal mass, cutaneous tumors, and poorly exercised paraspinal muscles. I suggest you see a physical therapist to have the area evaluated and go from there, if the answer is not simple an MRI may be needed to identify what lies beneath the skin for diagnosis and therapy ...Read more

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When I lay in my back on a the floor to do pt, it feels like I am trying to grind my sacrum bone into the floor. Foam mat no help. Very painful! Why?

There may be a: Variety of reasons. So make sure you are doing your exercises with proper techniques. Make sure you follow specific instructions provided to you by your therapist. If one specific program leads to increased pain, avoid that particular exercise, as there may be alternative exercise that can allow you to achieve same goal. ...Read more

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Slight discomfort (no pain/numb) in lower back (sacrum) after sledding on back over a ramp; feels loose when jumping. Any strengthening or concerns?

Needs evaluation.: An orthopedic surgeon might be helpful. If his examination suggests any abnormality, MRI imaging could clarify the status of your spine. There is no x-ray exposure from an mri. ...Read more

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Chiropracter 5d ago put me on my side (facing away), put pressure on sacrum, then dropped his weight on. Discomfort & pain since. Normal? Wat do I do?

Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. Ask yourself...is the 'cracking' doing anything for you??? Sounds like you are worse ...Read more