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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

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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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What is the definition or description of: sacrum?

What is the definition or description of: sacrum?

Base of spine.: The sacrum is a large flat trapezoidal bone, found at the base of the spine. It forms the posterior portion of the pelvis. There are four bones surrounding the sacrum: above is the lumbar vertebre (usually l5); below is the coccyx (tailbone) and to either side are the illiac bones of the pelvis. In front of the scarum is the pelvic cavity, and the posterior surface can be palpated through the skin. ...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?

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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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