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Dr. James Chapman
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Tailbone Disorders (Overview)

Tailbone disorder is a condition in which a person has problems with his tailbone (coccyx) at the bottom of the spine. Problems can include fractures, other injuries, pain, etc


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What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

Depends: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Tailbone Disorders (Overview)

Tailbone disorder is a condition in which a person has problems with his tailbone (coccyx) at the bottom of the spine. Problems can include fractures, other injuries, pain, etc


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What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?

What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?

Few symptoms: Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40. It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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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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BURNING PAIN FROM TAILBONE TO TOES AFTER BACK SUGERY TWO YES AGO. NOT STOP. DOC DOESN'T BELIEVE ME ALL TEST SHOWS NEGATIVE LEFT FROM SURGERY..WHY?

BURNING PAIN FROM TAILBONE TO TOES AFTER BACK SUGERY TWO YES AGO. NOT STOP. DOC DOESN'T BELIEVE ME  ALL TEST SHOWS NEGATIVE LEFT FROM SURGERY..WHY?

Look for an opinion.: What he believes is really not the issue. You immediate resolve is find help. You need to look elsewhere for a honest second opinion from a competent surgeon. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic breast and tailbone pain for a woman in her 20s? I saw obgyn and breast surgeon- neg. Ultrasound of breast) tests recommended?

Not related: I can not think of a link between breast and tailbone pain. Glad the breast sono was normal. Breast pain can be hormonal and diet related too. Tailbone pain is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. I have had success referring patients to a neurosurgeon for evaluation of tailbone pain. ...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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

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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