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Which type of doctor specializes in tailbone pain for teenagers?

Which type of doctor specializes in tailbone pain for teenagers?

Orthopedist: Of course it depends on what you mean by "tailbone pain". But chronic lower back pain usually is an orthopedist's domain. Sometimes there can be nerve pinching or a tethered cord, mild spina bifida, etc, but those are rare. Start with your regular doc, to rule out infection or nerve issue, then likely on to the orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more


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How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

Suffering?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There are high tech solutions available in cushions and wheelchair design. The treatments and therapy for coccyx pain depend on the medical cause. Sitting is not comfortable until this is achieved. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old daughter has been in coccyx pain for 6 mos. She had an xray, pt, nsaids and uses a donut pillow all the time. What is next? Spine doc?

My 15 yr old daughter has been in coccyx pain for 6 mos. She had an xray, pt, nsaids and uses a donut pillow all the time. What is next? Spine doc?

Yes: If pain has persisted for six months then further work up is needed to make a diagnosis. A spine doc or orthopaedic surgeon could examine and order any necessary test (s). It may possibly be an intrapelvic problem and not the coccyx itself. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from coccydynia - a pain in the tailbone. Suggest me names of good doctors in kolkata for cure.?

What to do if I'm suffering from coccydynia - a pain in the tailbone. Suggest me names of good doctors in kolkata for cure.?

Usually time: This condition is usually better over time but that can be months. Avoid sitting especially on a hard surface or for prolonged periods of time. Use a doughnut style pillow when sitting to take pressure off that region. If the pain is severe get it checked to make sure there is no other issue causing the pain in this region. Medication can help. See an orthopedic surgeon or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm suffering from coccydynia - a pain in the tailbone. Suggest me names of good doctors in kolkata for cure.?

What do you advise if I'm suffering from coccydynia - a pain in the tailbone. Suggest me names of good doctors in kolkata for cure.?

Coccyx pain: The best initial treatment is medications (advil/motrin) and use of a donut pillow to take pressure off of the coccyx when you sit.

As a last resort sometimes the painful coccyx can be surgically removed but this procedure is not always very successful. ...Read more

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I've been having serious tailbone pain ever since I had my kid 15 months ago, doctors won't do anything just hand me meds and say stay off my butt?

Find an Osteopath: When you give birth, the joints in you sacrum open and move. Sometimes afterword they close slightly misaligned, which can cause pain. I have seen great results with omt (osteopathic manipulative treatment) in treating this.** I would try to find a good do that does manipulation in your area. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My question is how you feel about other doctors saying there is no such illness? My symptoms are low back, tailbone pain, and leg pain. Is fibromyalgia "Fake Pain"? I also suffer from bipolar depression.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My question is how you feel about other doctors saying there is no such illness? My symptoms are low back, tailbone pain, and leg pain. Is fibromyalgia "Fake Pain"? I also suffer from bipolar depression.

It's unfortunate: It's unfortunate that professionals discount the pain fibromyalgia patients experience. While not an expert in that field, I do treat patients who have been "accused" of faking their pain, despite often traumatic physical injuries that preceded it. We don't yet seem to understand the mechanisms that create such pain, but the research I've seen suggests it is "real"--not always just in your head. ...Read more

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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface. Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces. Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications. When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more

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Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included 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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Can coccyx pain be from recliner chair?

Can coccyx pain be from recliner chair?

Not Probable: But possible. .. If spending a long time in recliner causing dependent edema in the sacral-coccygeal area. But if manipulating coccyx directly is painful then the recliner as not the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause coccyx pain with no reason?

Old trauma: One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain.
I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the usual treamnt for coccyx pain?

Several: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx. Use a pillow with a cut out. Anti-inflammatories. Decreasing/avoid exercise. If pain doesn't improve, see your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

Few things: Few things like previous trauma, severe constipation or tumors, so if it persists go get it checked. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for coccyx pain (18 years old)?

Coccyx pain: You can try those soft doughnut cushion seats to sit on. Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. Look online for stretching exercises. If not pain, see a chiropractor or osteopathic physician to try and help you. ...Read more

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What can cause severe coccyx pain without injury or trauma?

Trauma: Unrecognized trauma. Arthritis. Pilonidal sinus. Osteomyelitis. Periosteitis. Malignancies of various sorts. See your doctor instead of speculating. Doc will provide a proper exam and course of action to determine the cause and treatment of your problem. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain from sitting on plane. Any remedy?

Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen for an examination. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain specially if I set. It is severe? Why?

Coccydynia: Coccydynia literally means pain coming from the tailbone and its cause is not known. Because the condition responds exceptionally well to an injection of cortisone directly into the coccyx and because cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is felt the condition may be from an inflammation of the coccyx. Consider being seen, thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What cushion is the best for coccyx pain? I saw one in a catalogue like a bike seat.

Let me tell from: Experience the best one is the daunt one which suspend the area. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

What can I do about coccyx pain?

Suggestions?: See a pain doc start with physical exam then diagnostic injection avoid and narcotics sit on donut cushion. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my coccyx pain?

Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more

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What can be the main cause of coccyx pain?

Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe coccyx pain?

Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Coccyx pain --- what can be done to fix it?

Injury?: Conservative care of injury to the coccyx is therapy, manipulation, and injection. Even a severe angle, post fracture, is rarely operated upon. Special pillows and positioning are usually required. This is one instance where low body weight is a problem. ...Read more

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