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What can cause a knot in my back by my tailbone?

What can cause a knot in my back by my tailbone?

Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is located in that area and can become infected or inflammed. If this is hurting a doctor will one and drain. Once the inflammation quiets down, the area can be removed eectivally. ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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What are the causes of lower back/tailbone aching pain?

What are the causes of lower back/tailbone aching pain?

Could be sacroiliac: Joint dysfunction or coccyx injury. Sacroiliac joint is the largest joint in your spine and hurts in people with pelvic imbalance. Happens in people who sit improperly for long time. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back and tailbone pain?

What can cause lower back and tailbone pain?

Back pain: Lower back and tailbone pain may be caused by injury, inflammation, arthritis, tumors, or muscle pains. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sleeping on my back cause my tailbone to hurt?

Is it possible that sleeping on my back cause my tailbone to hurt?

It is possible: There are several variables that could be contributing to your pain such as a poor mattress and pillows. An older mattress that sags in the center can put a strain on your back. It is also important to put a pillow under your knees. This helps the natural curvature of your spine and puts the least amount of pressure on it. ...Read more

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What causes painfull lower back pain, by my tailbone?

Usually a : An inflammation of the coccyx and rarely other issues. It is usually self limiting. You should avoid sitting especially on hard surfaces. Rarely, this could be from another reason like a rare tumor called a chordoma. That is why you should get evaluated if the symptoms are persistent or worsen. ...Read more

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Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Not typically: Coccyx cushions generally do not cause problems with the back and are used to treat coccyx pain by taking pressure off the coccyx when seated. If you have low back pain when using a coccyx pad make sure you have a good lumbar support in the chair you are using. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and knots from where my tailbone meets my spine to the middle of my back, they are painful. Any suggestions?

Scoliosis: I would recommend an evaluation with a spine surgeon who specializes in spinal deformity. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management are important treatment options that can help reduce the pain. It is important to have yearly evaluations to monitor the curvature of the spine and to ensure that it doesn't need surgical correction. ...Read more

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Is lower back and tailbone pain caused by my hypothyroidism?

Is lower back and tailbone pain caused by my hypothyroidism?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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