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Shingles Cause Tailbone Pain
Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain.
I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
What can be cause pain in lower back and abdomen on left side and coccyx pain after sitting for too long?
Don't Assume: Could be one of many things. Most likely it is what is called myofascial/musculoskeletal which should be reassuring. The fact that it hurts with sitting only is reassuring that more sinister issues not likely. However, the abbominal pain is a bit concerning with the back pain. Female issues, bowel issues and renal issues need to be ruled out. Your primary physician would be a good start. ...Read more
Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface. Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces. Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications. When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more
Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more
Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Sits Bath for 15 min:
Every day, stool softener, be sure no rectal problems.
Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia consisting of decreased sitting seat cushioning coccygeal massage, stretching, manipulation local injection of steroids or anesthetics and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from surgery. ...Read more
Rest, ice: Falls can cause severe pain, but more often than not, this pain is related to bruising. Less commonly, the coccyx can be broken (fracture), though treatment is similar. Avoid pressure on the area, ice as able, and allow your body to heal itself. Donut hole cushions can be helpful to allow sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more
Coccydynia: The name for coccyx pain is coccydynia. Most often from direct trauma, but can occur with exercise or without any specific reason. ...Read more
Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more
Avoid hard surfaces: Usually pain subside in few days on its own however here are some tips that may help:avoid constipation, avoid seatind on any hard surface, the use of a cushion when sitting (silicon or inflatable)may help as well as the use of seatbaths. Can olso use ovc medications such as Aleve (naproxen) if you have no contraindications to take it. ...Read more
Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?
Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more
Pemf: Use pulsed electromagnetic device to reset pain. ...Read more
Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen for an examination. ...Read more
Coccydynia: Coccydynia literally means pain coming from the tailbone and its cause is not known. Because the condition responds exceptionally well to an injection of cortisone directly into the coccyx and because cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is felt the condition may be from an inflammation of the coccyx. Consider being seen, thank you for your question. ...Read more
Coccyx: Lunges and squats, but watch for pain level. ...Read more
Let me tell from: Experience the best one is the daunt one which suspend the area. ...Read more
Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx. ...Read more
Coccyx pain haven't fell. Started after a colonoscopy. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when I bend over I bending my neck down or pain on oneside?
Unfortunately: This will ache for a while. Coccygodynia is difficult to treat. The ligaments may have been stretched during the procedure and sometimes anti inflammatory medications or steroid injection into the area may help. See a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more
Suffering?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There are high tech solutions available in cushions and wheelchair design. The treatments and therapy for coccyx pain depend on the medical cause. Sitting is not comfortable until this is achieved. ...Read more
Bad coccyx pain. Insurance doesn't cover ER visit. So what can I do? To help. Its not everyday n usually when I bend over or sit a certain way. Help
See below: Coccydynia is "pain along the tailbone". There are many causes of coccydynia. If the pain does not go away on its own with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, consider seeing your doctor. Imaging such as an xray or MRI can look for tumors, fractures, inflammation, etc. ...Read more
May be a break: Fractures of the coccyx can be painful particularly with sitting. May have nothing to do w the occulta. Get an x ray to be sure but if a fx can sit on a donut shaped pillow for relief. ...Read more
Pemf: Use pulsed electromagnetic device to reset pain. ...Read more
Coccyx pain: Coccydynia is a diagnosis that can have many causes. Rapid weight loss is one. Sometimes spinal stenosis can happen. Small fractures can occur after a fall, that can be quite painful. Also, if pain lasts for more than a month, a chordoma may need to be ruled out. Please go see good orthopedic spine surgeon, to have this evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have sudden onset sacral/coccyx pain. It is quite severe. Could this be from my ra? I have had no trauma to the area
Sacral pain and RA: Sacral pain nor coccygeal pain likely related to ra. Sacroiliac symptoms can be associated with other types of arthritis--ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and colitis associated varieties. Possible causes would include stress fracture (if steroids have caused osteoporosis) or spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine. Non-spinal causes should also be considered. Eval by a doctor suggested. ...Read more
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