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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

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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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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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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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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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