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Tailbone And Degenerative Joint Diseases
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various degenerative conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing tissues of the tmj. ...Read more
Getting older!: The risks are not usually high but may lead to a decreased range of motion and possible arthritis with associated muscle weakness or atrophy if the joints are less used due to pain that may also lead to damage of soft tissue structures in and about these joints which can even lead to surgery and possible joint replacement if symptoms become severe enough and that joint can be replaced or fused. ...Read more
Low back pain: Low back/tailbone pain can be caused by numerous conditions including disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet joint degeneration, si joint pathology, etc. The cracking sounds are generally benign, usually caused by the spinal joints themselves (like cracking your knuckles) or by inflammation around the spine. If your pain is severe or has been longstanding then you should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i bend backwards I have lower back pain by my tailbone. I get to a point and have to stop due to a sharp pain. Is this joint related ?
My joints crack a lot for an ex. Sometimes I have my legs apart while lying down and when i put them together the joints near my tailbone crack?
My dad has severe pain in his lower back/hip/tailbone area and shoulder joints. Painkillers help temporarily but the pain is unbearable at times.
LBP: Check with orthopedic spine surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›