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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.

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.

Be seen: Many potential causes, I would recommend you be seen for an exam and workup. Potential causes can include structural problems with your back verses more inflammatory condions, such as ankylosing spondylitis. Don't hesitate to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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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?

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?

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?

Sciatica: You have symptoms of sciatica. This can be caused by a disc hermiation, but can also be caused by a muscle spasm which irritates the sciatic nerve in the pelvis. An MRI of the lumbar spine without gadolinium will be the best test to evaluate a possible disc herniation. ...Read more

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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

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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 3. Cant

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

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Can the tailbone heal itself?

Can the tailbone heal itself?

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

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Baby born without a tailbone?

Baby born without a tailbone?

Congenital absence : Of the coccyx have been reported before, it is very rear and happened usually with congenital bony deformity. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes pain in the tailbone?

coccydynia: Tailbone pain(coocydynia) can occur from trauma or some type of irritation to the tailbone.Try sitting in a 'donut' for a couple of weeks and a trial of nsaids.If pain is not improving see your ors. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes  pain in the tailbone?

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

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What are signs of a broken tailbone?

What are signs of a broken tailbone?

Sitting pain: Generally it hurts on your tailbone when you sit or have a bowel movement. You would prove it with x-rays but most are treated conservatively. ...Read more

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Hole near tailbone baby is it normal?

Hole near tailbone baby is it normal?

It needs to be: evaluated by your pediatrician. It may turn out to be nothing of concern, but sometimes could be a sign of a spinal anomaly. ...Read more

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How long or short should a tailbone be?

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

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Are some people born without a tailbone?

Are some people born without a tailbone?

Yes: Sacral agenesis is a very uncommon disorder meaning a congenital deformity of the sacral area (the lower part of the back just above the coccyx or tailbone). ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken tailbone?

Pain: Pain, difficulty sitting; would have had to have had sufficient mechanism for a broken tailbone to have occurred as well. ...Read more

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My tailbone sticks out, is that normal?

My tailbone sticks out,  is that normal?

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

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Tailbone or butt injury if pain when i sit?

Tailbone or butt injury if pain when i sit?

?: 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

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How to heal a broken and deviated tailbone?

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

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Why does my tailbone hurt when i bend over?

Why does my tailbone hurt when i bend over?

Sprain?: You could have an injury to the small ligaments that are around the actual bony part of the tail bone. ...Read more

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How much time does my tailbone take to heal?

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

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How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

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

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What can cause a knot in my back by my tailbone?

What can cause a knot in my back by my tailbone?

Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is located in that area and can become infected or inflammed. If this is hurting a doctor will one and drain. Once the inflammation quiets down, the area can be removed eectivally. ...Read more

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Pretty sure I messed up my tailbone, what to do?

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