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Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal.  What to do?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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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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What cushion is the best for coccyx pain on a plane?

What cushion is the best for coccyx pain on a plane?

Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx. ...Read more

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Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday.  I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Unfortunately: This will ache for a while. Coccygodynia is difficult to treat. The ligaments may have been stretched during the procedure and sometimes anti inflammatory medications or steroid injection into the area may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can coccyx pain be from recliner chair?

Not Probable: But possible ... If spending a long time in recliner causing dependent edema in the sacral-coccygeal area. But if manipulating coccyx directly is painful then the recliner as not the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause coccyx pain with no reason?

Old trauma: One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain. I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the usual treamnt for coccyx pain?

Several: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx. Use a pillow with a cut out. Anti-inflammatories. Decreasing/avoid exercise. If pain doesn't improve, see your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

Few things: Few things like previous trauma, severe constipation or tumors, so if it persists go get it checked. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for coccyx pain (18 years old)?

Coccyx pain: You can try those soft doughnut cushion seats to sit on. Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. Look online for stretching exercises. If not pain, see a chiropractor or osteopathic physician to try and help you. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop coccyx pain from sitting too long?

Donut pillow: Use a pillow with a cut out. That will avoid your coccyx from having direct pressure on the seat. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

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 ...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