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What can be cause pain in lower back and abdomen on left side and coccyx pain after sitting for too long?

What can be cause pain in lower back and abdomen on left side and coccyx pain after sitting for too long?

Don't Assume: Could be one of many things. Most likely it is what is called myofascial/musculoskeletal which should be reassuring. The fact that it hurts with sitting only is reassuring that more sinister issues not likely. However, the abbominal pain is a bit concerning with the back pain. Female issues, bowel issues and renal issues need to be ruled out. Your primary physician would be a good start. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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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


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I had a CT scan for coccyx pain but show left sided ovarian cyst and smaller right sided. Will I need treatment?

I had a CT scan for coccyx pain but show left sided ovarian cyst and smaller right sided. Will I need treatment?

Depends: On the size of the cysts. Most cysts resolve on their own, but cysts over 3 cm may require intervention. See a GYN doctor to discuss options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been having sharp coccyx pain, low back, hip and some right sided rib pain. Any ideas?

Hard to say: There are quite a few causes of low back, hip and rib pain - from degenerative disk disease to bone conditions, to arthritis, to trauma/injury, to pain coming from the uterus or ovaries, or shingles. If the pain is significant or ongoing, you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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 is the usual treamnt for coccyx pain?

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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How can I relieve my coccyx pain?

Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods. ...Read more

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Coccyx pain --- what can be done to fix it?

Injury?: Conservative care of injury to the coccyx is therapy, manipulation, and injection. Even a severe angle, post fracture, is rarely operated upon. Special pillows and positioning are usually required. This is one instance where low body weight is a problem. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate coccyx pain?

Sits Bath for 15 min: Every day, stool softener, be sure no rectal problems.
Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia consisting of decreased sitting seat cushioning coccygeal massage, stretching, manipulation local injection of steroids or anesthetics and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from surgery. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain specially if I set. It is severe? Why?

Coccydynia: Coccydynia literally means pain coming from the tailbone and its cause is not known. Because the condition responds exceptionally well to an injection of cortisone directly into the coccyx and because cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is felt the condition may be from an inflammation of the coccyx. Consider being seen, thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

What can I do about coccyx pain?

Suggestions?: See a pain doc start with physical exam then diagnostic injection avoid and narcotics sit on donut cushion. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Severe coccyx pain, what can I 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 and heat may help. ...Read more

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What can be the main cause of coccyx pain?

Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe coccyx pain?

Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain along with other symptoms?

Coccyx pain: Not sure what other symptoms. Please resubmit & will be glad to help. ...Read more

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What to do about severe coccyx pain after a fall?

Rest, ice: Falls can cause severe pain, but more often than not, this pain is related to bruising. Less commonly, the coccyx can be broken (fracture), though treatment is similar. Avoid pressure on the area, ice as able, and allow your body to heal itself. Donut hole cushions can be helpful to allow sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more

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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

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Excruciating coccyx pain after a fall, what's wrong?

Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain after injury 24 years ago?

Avoid hard surfaces: Usually pain subside in few days on its own however here are some tips that may help:avoid constipation, avoid seatind on any hard surface, the use of a cushion when sitting (silicon or inflatable)may help as well as the use of seatbaths. Can olso use ovc medications such as Aleve (naproxen) if you have no contraindications to take it. ...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 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 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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How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

Suffering?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There are high tech solutions available in cushions and wheelchair design. The treatments and therapy for coccyx pain depend on the medical cause. Sitting is not comfortable until this is achieved. ...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 can cause severe coccyx pain without injury or trauma?

Trauma: Unrecognized trauma. Arthritis. Pilonidal sinus. Osteomyelitis. Periosteitis. Malignancies of various sorts. See your doctor instead of speculating. Doc will provide a proper exam and course of action to determine the cause and treatment of your problem. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain from sitting on plane. Any remedy?

Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen for an examination. ...Read more

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What cushion is the best for coccyx pain? I saw one in a catalogue like a bike seat.

Let me tell from: Experience the best one is the daunt one which suspend the area. ...Read more

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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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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 cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) cause coccyx pain?

Can cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) cause coccyx pain?

Unlikely: Coccyx pain is lower & pinpoint on a rectal exam. The cyst may refer pain lower than it's located tho. See a spine surgeon 4 exam & imaging. A mr will aide in the dx, but most sacral cysts r benign, and have been there 4 some time. ...Read more

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Does anyone have postpartum coccyx pain after delivery?

Does anyone have postpartum coccyx pain after delivery?

Yes it could happen: During pregnancy your joint get relaxed and stretched out and this will increase with the stress of the delivery and could cause pain in the coccyex. ...Read more

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Bad coccyx pain. Insurance doesn't cover ER visit. So what can I do? To help. Its not everyday n usually when I bend over or sit a certain way. Help

See below: Coccydynia is "pain along the tailbone". There are many causes of coccydynia. If the pain does not go away on its own with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, consider seeing your doctor. Imaging such as an xray or MRI can look for tumors, fractures, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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Need coccyx pain relief. Have an occult spina bifida down low and fell?

Need coccyx pain relief. Have an occult spina bifida down low and fell?

May be a break: Fractures of the coccyx can be painful particularly with sitting. May have nothing to do w the occulta. Get an x ray to be sure but if a fx can sit on a donut shaped pillow for relief. ...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