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Sacrum (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

Sciatica: All lower extremity nerves originate from the spine. You may have an impinged nerve, this may be called sciatica. See your pcp and if need be, a referral for pt/ot. ...Read more

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I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied.This happened after deadlifts at the gym

I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied.This happened after deadlifts at the gym

Suspect muscle: This could be a cyst which may or may not be infected. With this there could be muscle or bone or joint or combination with tendon and bursa involvement as part of the pain. Sometimes at a gym there's risk of infection. Sometimes if you look at the bump there may be a small hole that may be plugged indicating a possible inclusion cyst. ...Read more

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Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Hard to say: It is hard to say if the lump is cancerous without seeing it. A couple of key things to watch: has it changed in size or color, has the pain characteristics changed, is there bleeding or ulceration, are there signs of infection, is there redness or drainage? If the answer to any of these is yes, you should have it checked out by your family doctor. ...Read more

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I sometimes get very bad pain in my lower back after conusming to much beef, I know it makes me constpated, but my right side is a little tender?

I sometimes get very bad pain in my lower back after conusming to much beef, I know it makes me constpated, but my right side is a little tender?

Constipation: A diet rich in red meat and lacking green vegetables, fruits and fiber is the perfect recipe for constipation and other colorectal nastiest. Complications such as diverticulitis and colorectal cancer are linked to increased red meat consumption. If you are tender on your right side this could mean constipation, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, colitis, endless possibilities.. See a dr today! ...Read more

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2 epidurals. 1 almost 10 yrs ago, another almost 14 yrs ago. Both with complications. Periodic lower back pains. Now spine is tender feels swollenwhy?

2 epidurals. 1 almost 10 yrs ago, another almost 14 yrs ago. Both with complications. Periodic lower back pains. Now spine is tender feels swollenwhy?

Can't get an answer: to that one online. You need to be examined by a physician, and most likely need updated imaging of the involved area of the body and spine. Your prior epidurals are so remote that it is not possible that they have any relationship to your current problem. Please go see a doctor. Especially if you have redness, swelling or any signs of infection like fever, decreased apetite of malaise go today. ...Read more

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Lower back and abdomen are tender to touch all over and the pain lingers but it's not appendicitis been going on for 5-6 months pain only when touched?

Lower back and abdomen are tender to touch all over and the pain lingers but it's not appendicitis been going on for 5-6 months pain only when touched?

Nonspecific : These symptoms are not typical of any specific diagnosis. You'll need a proper evaluation t try to figure it out. Ok to start with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Horrible back pain when standing , radiates to hips , tender even to touch lower back?

Ligament weakness: Lower back kigament weakness gives those symptoms and can be from the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac joints. Find a prolotherapist at www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and get permanent relief. ...Read more

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I have two swollen tender bumps under the skin on my lower back, like something is swollen. They hurt when you touch them. One on the left & right.

Lipomas: Depending on the exact location of these two tender lumps in your lower back, I have seen lipomas occur there and be very tender. Many times removing them can relieve the pain. See your primary doctor to be referred to a surgeon for further evaluation and possible excision. ...Read more

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I have a large dent larger than a golf ball on my lower back/upper butt. I believe it is near my sciatic nerve. It's a little tender What could it be?

I have a large dent larger than a golf ball on my lower back/upper butt. I believe it is near my sciatic nerve. It's a little tender What could it be?

Did you get a shot: recently at that site? Traumatic lipoatrophy can occur at site of injection. I would have it checked by a dermatologist to make sure nothing else is going on ...Read more

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Tender left lower back when pressed for 4-5 weeks. Not mechanical. Pelvic ultrasound clear? Any ideas

Kidney?: I am assuming that by 'not mechanical' you mean that a musculoskeletal problem has been ruled out . So, tenderness in left flank down to the low back is kidney / ureter, until otherwise proven. I would recommend you discuss a renal ultrasound with UA/CS to r/o infection, stones or blood. ...Read more

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Intense pain & tightening when lifting leg or walking. Inner/outer thigh, pubic area, lower back tender & painful to touch. ?

Intense pain & tightening when lifting  leg or walking. Inner/outer thigh, pubic area, lower back tender & painful to touch. ?

Leg/back pain: With localizing pain I would consider blood clots (DVT), phlebitis (superficial vein inflammation), but the presence of back pain may indicate a radiating nerve problem (?disc) or kidney/pelvic infection. A thorough exam with labs would help isolate the cause. Could be serious condition. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right side.Tender to touch. been a couple days.also feel a pulling or tightness along right side thorax.Sometimes i get cramps too.

Pain in lower back right side.Tender to touch. been a couple days.also feel a pulling or tightness along right side thorax.Sometimes i get cramps too.

Pain right lower bac: Could be stone, UTI/ pyelonephritis or early shingles before the rash comes out, may also be from constipation , ovary , an atypical presentation of appendicitis/ gallbladder . Ant issues with breathing? rarely could be clot. Woudl f/u/ w/ doc ER/ urgent care today need urine, and evaluation . ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pains my lower stomach is very tender & sore like & i've been having this pain in my tailbone & it hurt to lay on my right side?

I'm having lower back pains my lower stomach is very tender & sore like & i've been having this pain in my tailbone & it hurt to lay  on my right side?

Something in Abdomen: Hmmm...This sounds like something in the abdomen: perhaps a gall bladder? Or maybe an appendix? Or, it could be a kidney stone. That is not very typical. I would see a doctor right away. ...Read more