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What is the definition or description of: Tailbone disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Tailbone disorders?

Tailbone disorders: Tailbone disorders = coccyx condition such as cysts, tumors, infections, bruises, pulled ligaments or pain. Fracture is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tailbone Disorders (Definition)

Tailbone disorders = coccyx condition such as cysts, tumors, infections, bruises, pulled ligaments or ...Read more


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What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

What are the consequences of developing coccyx disorders?

Chronic pain: If it goes untreated you will have persistent chronic pain. ...Read more

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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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What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Coccyx disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Coccyx disorders?

See below: 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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What are the after effects of coccyx disorders?

What are the after effects of coccyx disorders?

Difficulty sitting: Chronic coccyx pain makes sitting difficult. Depending on the cause child birth and bowel movements may be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I've had. Neck and back surgery degenerative disc disease broke tailbone arthritis. How to get rid of belly fat please!?

I've had. Neck and back surgery degenerative disc disease broke tailbone arthritis. How to get rid of belly fat please!?

Exercise, eat less: With all the advances in medicine, one simple concept has not changed- if you burn more calories than you take in, you. Will lose weight. If you have neck and back problems, this can be difficult but not impossible. Low impact exercises, water aerobics, and a whole food vegan diet are great places to start. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to save money and treat coccyx disorders?

Ice: If you have tailbone pain or coccydynia you could start by obtaining a donut cushion to sit on. This will relieve pressure on the coccyx. You can apply a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the tender area twice a day for 10-15 min. You will not want to sit directly on your tailbone for a few weeks. See a physician if your pain does not improve or for medication management. ...Read more

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Tender feeling (inside) around coccyx during ovulation? Feels like a pulled muscle feeling, 3 children 28year old female.

Tender feeling (inside) around coccyx during ovulation? Feels like a pulled muscle feeling, 3 children 28year old female.

Uterine cervix: Ligaments attaching your uterus to the pelvis are often irritated if you develop inflammation in that area, but why only during ovulation, could be the congestion in that area with more blood flow, if you are really suffering please arrange for a gynecologist visit during ovulation for a pelvic exam and may be an ultrasound, good luck ...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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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How can I treat pain in my tailbone because of my wheelchair?

How can I treat pain in my tailbone because of my wheelchair?

Use a doughnut.: There is an orthopedic appliance called a doughnut seat. It is literally shaped like a doughnut, which takes direct pressure off the tailbone. You can find these at most stores that carry medical supplies. Also, wearing a supportive pant, like biker's pants can be helpful. ...Read more

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Pain behind tailbone (on the inside) since 2006 - on and off?

Pain behind tailbone (on the inside) since 2006 - on and off?

Tough problem: Using a donut pillow can take pressure off the area. Sitz bath (sitting in warm circulating water; health supply places sell them) can feel good. Since it has been chronic, discuss with your primary doctor. Sometimes pain management helps. Surgery is controversial, and only a select few seem to benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell on my tailbone yesterday and it really hurts?

What to do if I fell on my tailbone yesterday and it really hurts?

Ice, NSAIDs: If u fell yesterday try icing your tailbone if possible, taking Ibuprofen or other NSAID, and obtaining a ' donut' cushion to sit on. If no improvement within a week or so see your pcp w/ referral to orthopedist if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How would I know if my tailbone is broken, if it is, what do I do?

How would I know if my tailbone is broken, if it is, what do I do?

Push on it: If you had a specific injury and it is really tender in one spot, and there is no redness or other sign of infection, it is either contused or broken. Treatment is the same. There are cushions that have the center cut out ("coccydygnia cushions" or you can put a small firm cushion on your chair, sitting with the tailbone over its edge. Soft chairs do not work as well as firm chairs. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tailbone has a knot on it, what could it be?

What do you suggest if my tailbone has a knot on it, what could it be?

Possibilities: This could be anything from lipoma to a tumor to a normal bony variant. See a physician for further evaluation, esp if there is significant pain or significant recent change in the appearance of the area. ...Read more

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What is a dislocated tailbone?

What is a dislocated tailbone?

Could happen: Typically can be a post-traumatic finding if one lands forcefully right on the coccyx. It can fracture, or can dislocated. Sometimes some people have something called hooked coccyx, where there is no dislocation, but there is an acutely angled (inwardly angled coccyx), these all could be symptomatic and cause pain in the tailbone area. ...Read more

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Common causes of tailbone pain?

Common causes of tailbone pain?

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 might cause tailbone pain?

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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My tailbone hurts and sticks out?

My tailbone hurts and sticks out?

I will try to help: Let us assume the problem in the tail bone it self (no hemorrhoid, fissures, cysts) around the rectum.
1-keep your bowel soft.
2-sitez bath once a day if you could.
3-air daunt to set on.
4-some medication for inflammation (advil (ibuprofen) or other).
If did not help
try injection of steroid there by orthopedic surgeon. This could be doing again if it help.
5-last surgery to remove the part which bothering yo. ...Read more

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Will my tailbone pain ever go away?

Will my tailbone pain ever go away?

It depend: What is the problem cause the tail bone pain, if you follow the doctor advice I think most of the pain should go away.
If the pain stell bothering you after all those treatment, what you use to do in the past and stell to limited degree to take that bone away. Think about and mention it to your doctor. ...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