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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?

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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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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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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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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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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