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What causes pain in the tailbone?

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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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 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 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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What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

Many: A kidney stone or a kidney infection can cause low back pain and flank pain. It largely depends on the other symptoms you're having. The pain with kidneys would be near the bottom of the ribcage. Difficult to say for sure without examining you. Please see your pcp if the pain continues. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause pain in tailbone right above butt?

Can IBS cause pain in tailbone right above butt?

IBS pain: IBS can cause irritation at any point along the bowel including the lower large intestines and rectum. If you are having your usual IBS symptoms, then the pain you describe is likely related; however, if the pain is persistent and unrelated, you need to be checked out for other pathologies such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulitis etc. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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What cause pain in back butt?

What cause pain in back butt?

Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs such as your kidneys. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. Try physical therapy and conservative measures. You may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my knee?

What causes pain in my knee?

Varies : It depends on whether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low back pain, buttock pain, pain in left leg and left knee?

Radiculopathy : Sounds like a radiculopathy from nerve compression. Get referred to a neurologist, physiatrist, or spine surgeon with an updated mri. ...Read more

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What causes back pain in kids?

We have to be: Careful with kids developed back pain it is un usual for kids, but if did we really exam them and all the testing's to be sure they nothing serious. ...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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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 are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

Disc herniation: Disc herniation below knee nerve pinched in spine above knee the list gets longer facet si jointmuscle spasm. ...Read more

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Pain in lower belly and shooting pain in buttocks, what could it be?

Abdominal pain.: Could be a process in your back, disc, that could cause symptoms. At you age some type of pelvic problem possible. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the lower back and abdomen area?

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What causes pain in the lower back and abdomen area?

More specific: More specific information is needed, lots of disease states can cause back and abdominal pain. Kidney stones, infection, muscle strain, colitis, etc. Can all present with pain in that area. Talk to your doctor to narrow things down. ...Read more

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What causes pain in back of the knee?

What causes pain in back of the knee?

Knee pain: Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things. Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. if the pain si bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes pain in your lower back and radiates down back of legs?

Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a variety of other reasons (including hip arthritis, poor circulation, etc.). ...Read more

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What could cause acute pain in right lower back and acute pain on right side above iliac crest when pressure is applied?

Many causes exist: But the possibility that it may be an appendicitis, kidney stone, or ovarian problem among others would be reason enough to have it checked out if it lasts more than an hour or so. If there is an associated fever, it should be checked out right away. ...Read more

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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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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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I am getting an excruciating pain in my lower back above my tailbone when standing. It causes me to double over and nearly collapse. ?

I am getting an excruciating pain in my lower back above my tailbone when standing.  It causes me to double over and nearly collapse. ?

Hard to say: We need to know more about how activity sitting standing bending twisting turning affects the symptoms. I would see your position and get evaluated and you may need imaging x-ray, or scanning. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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

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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