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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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Could a tailbone injury cause permanent back pain?

Yes: Maybe not permanent, but a tailbone injury can last for years. ...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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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Can a herniated disc on the lower back near the tailbone cause pelvic floor weakness?

Can a herniated disc on the lower back near the tailbone cause pelvic floor weakness?

Pelvic floor weaknes: Yes it can due to a pinched nerve supplying the pelvic floor muscles. ...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

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What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

Unknown mass: It's hard to give you an exact answer based off of your description. Any mass should honestly be evaluated in person by your local physician. The chances that this would be anything malignant are very low but it is our responsibility as physicians to rule out anything that could be harmful. ...Read more

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Sudden severe lower back pain bending at waist to pick up backpack cause? Hist: htn pcos 209lbs 18yrs old fell on tailbone 2 yrs ago no md evaluation.

Too numerous: The possible causes are too numerous to go over in detail. Without knowing your height, a diagnosis of obesity is impossible, though 209 lbs is typically quite a load for the low back muscles, disc, and joint to handle. You may in fact have an issue with your lumbar facet joints even at your young age. A proper evaluation by a spine specialist is certainly needed. For now google coccydynia too. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a coccyx injury be the cause of lower back pain?

Might it be that a a coccyx injury be the cause of lower back pain?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Not likely to cause pain higher up, though. Back problems, however, may cause tailbone pain. Treatment includes 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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What could be the cause of extreme pain in lower spine at the coccyx? Hurts after long periods of standing/lifting/etc

A few things: Pain can be simply muscular or be coming from a disc problem. True coccyx pain is usually when sitting. An MRI could help if you don't get better with simple treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are possible causes of back and neck pain along the spine after falling on my coccyx months ago? Pain is constant w/sitting/standing/walking

What are possible causes of back and neck pain along the spine after falling on my coccyx months ago? Pain is constant w/sitting/standing/walking

Soft tissue: At your age, chances are your pain is due to a persistent soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) vs deconditioning, especially with diffuse complaints including the neck and back. However, if you have had pain for months I would certainly recommend evaluation by a physician before initiating any treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe lower abdominal pain right and left that radiates to my lower back. My coccyx is deviated abt 1cm. Can this be the cause of my pain?

Unrelated: Problems w/the coccyx aka tailbone would not cause abdominal pain. I suggest you see your gynecologist or primary care doctor to get to the bottom of this. There are so many possible causes that it really requires a thorough history, physical exam+/-lab+/-radiology tests to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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Can a deviated coccyx abt 1cm cause severe lower left right abdominal pain that radiates to lower back? I'm a new mom and suffering from 4 months.

Lower back pain: Very unlike;y to be the case of this pain. A mild deviation of the coccyx is unlikely to cause pain and if it does it would be in the buttocks in the perirectal region. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain through sacral & coccyx for over a year? Pelvic MRI only shows edema through area, would pelvic MRI show spine/nerve roots?

What can cause severe pain through sacral & coccyx for over a year? Pelvic MRI only shows edema through area, would pelvic MRI show spine/nerve roots?

Several causes: Was there any trauma to area prior to onset? If so, a dystonia would be one of the things to consider. This could be confirmed with an EMG of pelvic floor muscles. You would need to consult with an EMG guru, and botox could potentially be a treatment. Other things to consider: coccydinia if pain when cleaning up after having a bowel movement. Physical therapy could be tried or a nerve block. ...Read more

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Coccydynia since 3 years want to do body building, have lower back pain and coccyx tender, male 20.So if I do weight lifting then will it cause damage?

Coccydynia since 3 years want to do body building, have lower back pain and coccyx tender, male 20.So if I do weight lifting then will it cause damage?

U may not make it-: -worse but the pain May inhibit U 2 attain Ur goals. U R young so U should try all conservative measures such as a pillow, NSAIDS if able 2 take them, also a pain clinic can offer injections. If nothing helps if it is really a problem U can't tolerate, U could seek a surgical opinion. Excision can B considered, so seek an orthopedic surgeon who is quite familiar with this proc. Done 20 good/happy. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my lower back by my tailbone, and its filled with puss. It'll drain and go away for a week, and then come back. What can I do for it?

I have a bump on my lower back by my tailbone, and its filled with puss. It'll drain and go away for a week, and then come back. What can I do for it?

Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. It needs to be removed so that it does not keep coming back. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain (coocydynia) can occur from trauma or some type of irritation to the tailbone. Try sitting in a 'donut' for a couple of weeks and a trial of nsaids.If pain is not improving see your ors. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes pain in the tailbone?

See below: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone. ...Read more

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What can cause pain at the base of one's tailbone?

What can cause pain at the base of one's tailbone?

Trauma? Inflammation?: It needs to be evaluated as you are 60 years old. It can come from trauma, especially if you also have osteoporosis which can result in fracture. Other possibility is inflammation.There are other causes as well
I will advice you get it checked by your doctor, you naad a thorough examination and may need imaging like Xrays and/or MRI etc. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

Many causes!: Tailbone pain is called coccydynia! There are many causes: trauma; inflammation where the coccyx attaches to the sacrum, as in spondylitis; infection (rare); periostitis, etc. You need to see someone knowledgeable about this type of pain. It can be a doc from several specialties. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does a broken tailbone cause other complications besides pain?

Does a broken tailbone cause other complications besides pain?

Not realy: Severe localized pain and tenderness may be felt in the tailbone area.
If the injury is traumatic, a bruise may be visible in this area.
The pain is generally worse when sitting for prolonged periods of time, or with direct pressure to the tailbone area.
Bowel movementsand straining are often painful.
Some women may experience pain during sexual intercourse. ...Read more