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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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What are the available treatments for coccyx tail bone pain?

What are the available treatments for coccyx tail bone pain?

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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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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What to do if I have pain in my coccyx (lower tail bone)?

Cushions: The first step is to just avoid putting pressure on the coccyx, such as by using cushions, and avoiding sitting on hard surfaces. Typically there is no intervention for this other than symptomatic management. In rare cases, certain types of injections can be done by a pain management specialist. Even rarer, surgeons can remove the tip of the coccyx, but that procedure is not the most successful. ...Read more

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When you get an MRI of the sipnal cord, does that include the tail bone or coccyx?

When you get an MRI of the sipnal cord, does that include the tail bone or coccyx?

Usually not or never: If the problem is in the sacrum or coccyx the MRI would have to be ordered of that specific area. ...Read more

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What is better treatment of spine tail bone dislocation?

What is better treatment of spine tail bone dislocation?

Let me explain: If what saying is true you have dislocation of the tail bone? Let me ask you ?Dose it bother you a lot? If it dose bother you i think the only solution for that to have and take the tail out ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for tail bone pain?

What are my treatment options for tail bone pain?

See below: Try a tailbone cushion and a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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My tail bone is twister toward the right and my right hip is cracked. I'm felling week and have no energy. What would be a usual treatment or procedur?

My tail bone is twister toward the right and my right hip is cracked. I'm felling week and have no energy. What would be a usual treatment or procedur?

Hip pain: Sounds like you definitely need to see your doctor as soon as possible to evaluate the hip and tailbone. Likely will need an x-ray as well. ...Read more

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Could the extra vertebrate in my tail bone/spine cause the pressure/pain in my lower back?

Most unlikely, as: You have had that since birth, and didn't cause any problems. Usually they are found by accident on xrays done for something. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

Coccidynia is a: condition when one gets pain in the tail bone. It can be due to fall and injury and fracture or some times for no known reson at all. It is difficult ot get rid of. In acute cases using Donut cushion to sit can be helpful. In most severe cases surgery to excise the painful coccyx can be helpful but it has lot of complication such as infection and not many surgeons perform this surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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My lower back down to my tail bone are sore almost evetyday. I have fallen pretty bad a few times which may have made it worse. What to do?

My lower back down to my tail bone are sore almost evetyday. I have fallen pretty bad a few times which may have made it worse. What to do?

Get an X ray: Since you have injured or fallen few times and its hurting you i suggest you get an x-rays at least. Start to take aleve (naproxen) twice a day. Most common is soft tissue damage at your age 18, but you may have other underlying pathology which needs to be resolved or ruled out. If you ignore yourself at this age you may pay the price later. ...Read more

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Acute butt pain for the last one year. Can't sit on a chair for more than 20 minutes. Pain in the tail bone as well. Physical therapy didn't help.

Acute butt pain for the last one year. Can't sit on a chair for more than 20 minutes. Pain in the tail bone as well. Physical therapy didn't help.

Examined by Dr.?: Have someone actually look at the painful area. Could be something like hemorrhoids, anal fissure, etc. These and others can be treated if we just diagnose it correctly. No amount of physical therapy will help a 'rhoid. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my lower back(i think it's called the tail bone) there's a small lump over there. it's hard to bend my back. what could this be?

Very low back pain: May have a pilonidal cyst which may need drainage. Go see your PCP to have this checked. The drainage may be uncomfortable, but after it is done, you should feel better. ...Read more

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What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

Back/Sacrum Pain: The back is made up of 5 vertebra and their adjacent discs. The lowest disc is connected to the sacrum, and the coccyx (tailbone) is connected to the sacrum. Sacral pain can develop from one of many of these contiguous structures. It is possible that your pain is coming from a disc, the bone, the spinal joints (facets), sacroiliac joint, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. See your doc to find out. ...Read more

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Can tail bone pain cause lower back and leg pain?

Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...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


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