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Tailbone Disk Deterioration
Need advice on what can cause SEVERE, worsening entire SACRAL and tailbone pain over 1 yr & worsening . Sitting or laying on backside too painful now.
Im in alot of pain i have a deformed tailbone a crack in my vertabre and i have degeneration disease of my disks How can i get pain Relief?
You need to be:
evaluated and treated by a SPINE UNIT. Look at your local hospitals and see if any such programs exist. Where are you located???
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3 month ago I had slipped disk. Been told so without any scan because my left lower leg got numb. Now I have shooting pain down tailbone and numb leg?
Can Cauda Equina Spinal Nodule cause pain/pressure through bowel & pelvic area; and severe constant worsening pain through sacral & tailbone area?
Injured tailbone 4 days ago while sledding. Now worsening constipated and had bright red blood in my stool. Taking ibuprofen and miralax (polyethylene glycol). Suggestions?
Coccyx Numbness and Moderate pain seems to be worsening. Does net get better with standing. Hard chairs are like a death sentence. Going on for year?
More info needed: You must see an orthopedist or back specialist and be evaluated properly with CT or MRI of your back, coccyx and nerve roots. Have you fallen or hurt yourself? Sit on pillow or soft chair with higher seat for current comfort. See your doctor as soon as possible this coming week. ...Read more
I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery
2. My pain dr does not manage disability
You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read more
My tailbone started hurting out of nowhere on Monday n I have like a small ball their. I did buy a donut yesterday?
Tailbone pain: You may have an infection there that needs to be drained. you should go see your doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can occur for many reasons. Usually taking pressure off of the tailbone, use of ice, and time will allow the inflammation to heal. If you still have pain after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to discuss further treatment options. ...Read more
See below: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone. ...Read more
Variable: There is no specific length for your coccyx (or tailbone). There are many variations with abnormal fusions and failure of segmentation segments. There is such a thing as a congenital tail that people will have a small protrusion representing a smal vestigial tail. ...Read more
Probably yes: People have different variations in their anatomy. Some people have flat or tilted in or tilted outward as u do. It would only b abnormal if injured ; now is in a different position, especially if symptomatic. ...Read more
?: Confused a bit by your question's wording. If pain when you sit, where the pain is, what the pain is described like, where it goes (if anywhere), what helps it and what worsens it, how long it lasts and how it occured can help to define the type of injury. Need more info. ...Read more
Stay off it: Not as easy as it sound, but if you have truly fractured your coccyx the more you stay off it the less pain you will have and hopefully the quicker it will heal. This will involve limiting your sitting or sitting on a cushion with a cut out. They have tried reducing displaced coccyx fractures and even holding them with pins, but have not found it helpful. ...Read more
Let me explain:
What is the problem with tail bone, is it fracture , burse or just pain in that area?
general guide line:
Keep bowel soft no constipation.
Seitz bath once or twice day with hot water.
check to see if you rectal problem and take of it.
set on soft chair or mattress
Use air daunt to set on in the car or at home.
Those thing can help .
Some time it take few weeks. ...Read more
Exam and X-ray: Trauma related pain in this area may indicate fracture or just joint irritation. Need xray and examination to be certain. Fractured tailbones are treated conservatively for the first 6 months. ...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 may help. ...Read more
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