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Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Overview)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured it hurts to sit.


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What might cause tailbone pain?

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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Dr. Craig Morton
152 doctors shared insights

Tailbone Pain (Overview)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured it hurts to sit.


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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface.Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces.Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications.When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What are the best available treatments for coccyx pain (tail bone pain)?

What are the best available treatments for coccyx pain (tail bone pain)?

Depends: Can't say which one is the best. It is different in patients. Nonsurgical: physical therapy, manipulation, myofascial release techniques, medication, using donut-shaped pillow to sit, if not responding, then nerve block and injections or surgery to remove the coccyx if needed. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How do I get rid of tailbone pain quickly?

Surgery: This only applies if you have long time trouble and have a rock solid dx. X-ray & rectal xame reproduces ur pain 100%. Also all conserv rx has been tried. Excision by a surg with experience & good outcomes is best. I have done +/- 45 all better in recovery room and all happy no 1 retrnd with complaints. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair?

What should I do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair?

Pressure relief: Recommend relieving pressure to the sacral area. This can be done in a wheelchair with a tilt in space feature. Manually lifting off the tailbone while in the chair. Being fitted with a special cushion (typically filled with air) to reduce pressure. Lastly, having the area visualized daily by a caregiver to evaluate for breakdown of the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How do people get coccyx pain and what's the name?

How do people get coccyx pain and what's the name?

Coccydynia: The name for coccyx pain is coccydynia. Most often from direct trauma, but can occur with exercise or without any specific reason. ...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