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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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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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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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Im fit and healthy with a good diet and regular exercise. Had constant excrutiating pain in my lower back/coccyx for past year. What could be cause?

Im fit and healthy with a good diet and regular exercise. Had constant excrutiating pain in my lower back/coccyx for past year.  What could be cause?

Lumbar Pain: You can be physically fit and have serious back pain. It can be due to anatomic problems, and can also be due to a work-out program that needs to be corrected. The best advice is to seek out a medical opinion. You may need x-rays and possibly a mri. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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I have lower right back pain that has gotten worse the last three days. I feel a knot right above my tailbone, and i'm off balance when walking. Days before, i did intense exercise and 1 1/2hr yoga.

I have lower right back pain that has gotten worse the last three days. I feel a knot right above my tailbone, and i'm off balance when walking. Days before, i did intense exercise and 1 1/2hr yoga.

Post traumatic disc: You may have caused a bad traumatic sprain with hematoma in the lower lumbar spine and may have caused pressure on the sciatic nerve or a herniated disc. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor or go to er and have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What could cause painful tailbone and back of hips. Worse around menstration. I have a tilted pelvis would this be the cause? Thanks.

What could cause painful tailbone and back of hips. Worse around menstration. I have a tilted pelvis would this be the cause? Thanks.

Maybe: Women with a retroverted (tilted) uterus tend to have more back pain with their periods and pain on deep penetration with intercourse. If this is something new or gradually worsening, you should probably be checked to see if something else is going in, like a cyst. Pain worsening around menses could also be a sign of endometriosis. ...Read more

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The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

Sacroiliac joint: Could be a sacroiliac joint problem or referred pan from a low back problem. Have an evaluation to make a DX for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location of the fracture as well. You doctor can tell based upon your symptoms, exam, and the images. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain left side lump feeling/tightness in back of thigh with occasional pain and lump near hamstring what can be the cause? Had baby12weeksago

Rule out blood clot: Back pain is common after pregnancy with usual causes like sciatica, herniated discs, pyriformis syndrome. but a lump may also be a superficial or deep blood clot. Please see your doctor asap as clots are common after pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

It depends: You can do nothing but if the symptoms are very severe surgery is the only answer. Follow the recommendations of your doctors who know you. ...Read more