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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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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


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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 in tailbone while sitting n chair esp with movement. Like a knife being run up and down.

What can cause pain in tailbone while sitting n chair esp with movement. Like a knife being run up and down.

Possible coccydynia: The classic symptom is pain when pressure is applied to the tailbone, such as when sitting on a hard chair. Symptoms usually improve with relief of pressure when standing or walking. Other symptoms include: immediate and severe pain when moving from sitting to standing pain during bowel movements pain during sex deep ache in the region of the tailbone good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause pain, 10yrs after brusing tailbone?

Please tell me what can cause pain, 10yrs after brusing tailbone?

Continuous since?: If it is a problem ever since the injury have it evaluated by a spine or orthopedic surgeon who has experience with this problem. I have excised many coccyx, ; they have all done well; no returned with complaints. If this is new. Look 4 a different cause or new injury 2 the same. May b triggered by a long car or plane ride, ; now it won't go away. ...Read more

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What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? No redness, no known injury, no constipation. Hurts very bad to sit down and hurts very bad to stand up.

Coccydynia: Sometimes, people are born with a malformed coccyx and this can be a source of chronic pain. It often has to do with a sharp angle between the coccyx and the sacrum. If you have coccygeal pain, a plain x ray could help sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes painfull lower back pain, by my tailbone?

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 could be causing the pain in my tailbone, hip bones and knee? They are hurting for 2 months now, no injuries. And what should I do?

Improve posture,, : You likely got this from sitting on a hard surface in a forward slouching position, which would put more weight on these areas. If you sit on less hard surfaces, sleep on a firm but comfortable mattress, and sit up straight when in a chair, etc., it should go away and you very likely won't have it again. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Yes: The rectum when over distended with hard stool pulls on suspensory muscles and ligament that attach to the tail bone or sacrum. Use suppositories (glycerine) to evacuate the rectum. ...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