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Sir, i fallen from around 3-4steps top.X-ray revealed that there is coccyx dislocation&and I have pain.What treatments are for it?

Sir, i fallen from around 3-4steps top.X-ray revealed that there is coccyx dislocation&and I have pain.What treatments are for it?

medical treatment: The pain from coccyx injuries or dislocation is generally managed by medical controls such as cold compresses in the immediate days after along with pain medications. It is also important to not sit for long periods or use a "donut" pillow or cushion to take pressure off the area.
Talk with your doctor about the right type of pain medication to prevent inflammation. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...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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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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I have pain in my coccyx area whenever I sit down. Been to doctors and they won't X-ray me. Worried incase it's cancer or tumour?

I have pain in my coccyx area whenever I sit down. Been to doctors and they won't X-ray me. Worried incase it's cancer or tumour?

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 may help. ...Read more

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My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

Head: X-ray not necessarily, being evaluated for it yes. Common area to swell up and more than likely should be ok, but let a medical professional evaluate it and determine next step. Likely observation will be the right approach unless develops any vomiting, major change in behavior, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

Osteophytosis?: The term means you have multiple bone spurs along the spine segment you had xrayed. Alone, osteophytes are not particularly worrisome. They document wear ; tear on your back which should be no surprise if you are pushing cars and are 67. If you have local back pain you probably more likely have a muscular injury from exertion. If pain radiates into legs, MRI would be more helpful. ...Read more

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X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

May need MRI. : X-ray does not adequately show herniated, protruded or bulging disks. With pain radiating down leg, this may be a possibility. Discuss MRI or a referral to specialist with your pcp, to see if it is presently warranted. If symptoms not severe you would probably not be a surgical candidate, but only be treated medically at the present time. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

A curvature of the..: ....Spine, by postural it means the positioning on the x-ray table. Only standing films r used 2 evaluate for scoliosis. Even if u have a mild scoli, they don't progress after growth stops. I would not worry about that reading. Note the image on the right the sacrum is rotated/ so this would b a positional scoli. It is rotated/tilted causing a positional curve. ...Read more

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What is the best way ti figure out what these lumps are in my lower back close to my spine and on top of my siatic system e.G MRI w/contrast, x-ray...?

Start with physician: Start with a visit to your physician for a complete history and physical. If your physician cannot make the diagnosis in the office, imaging may be appropriate.

Spine radiographs would likely be of little use. Mri with contrast to include the area of concern would likely be the best 1st test. If cortical bone involvement is suspected, none contrast ct scan may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

Common problem: You have poor body mechanics and your musculature need retraining. I imagine you have abused your back. Check with your family physician and get a referral to a physiotherapist. You will be amazed at the positive change. ...Read more

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I injured my back a few months ago whiie doing heavy kettle bell raises. Now my hips and groin hurt. X-ray of my lower back was normal.?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right and in legs worst in the morning did X-ray and ultrasound found nothing. Are these symptoms linked and what can it be?

Arthritis: Could be from many things. Degenerative disease or arthritis in the back is one of the more common reasons. You may benefit from an MRI of your lower back. Pending these results, additional tests or other reasons could be considered. You may want to consult with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Any OTC med replace methocarbamol 500mg? lower back pain, X-ray's 4 month ago, dr said I need this. Pain back do I need go back dr or can take OTC med

Any OTC med replace methocarbamol 500mg? lower back pain, X-ray's 4 month ago, dr said I need this. Pain back do I need go back dr or can take OTC med

Return to doctor: If the doctor has determined that you are best treated with prescription methocarbamol for your back condition then, it is much wiser to return to the doctor if things are not working out instead of self medicating with OTC meds and allowing your condition (whatever's causing the pain) to progress unbeknownst to the doctor. That would be a classic example of exactly HOW NOT TO TREAT YOURSELF. ...Read more

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5yrs ago I was running up stairs when I heard a pop noise from lower back&it suddenly started to hurt.Pain stayed for months&often returns after I've been sitting&try to stand up.Very sore but x-ray showed nothing.Any ideas what could have happened?

5yrs ago I was running up stairs when I heard a pop noise from lower back&it suddenly started to hurt.Pain stayed for months&often returns after I've been sitting&try to stand up.Very sore but x-ray showed nothing.Any ideas what could have happened?

See orthopedist: X-ray is more for bone fracture than for soft tissue sprain which was likely what happened to you. MRI is better of the latter. If the pain is bothering you, you should really consult an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I have an X-ray of my lower back due to bad back pain postpartum 12+ months can I send pic for interpretation? Thanks

Yes,: feel free to initiate a Concierge consult with me or another HealthTap doc of your choice. As long as you can upload the images in a suitable digital format, we can take a look. ...Read more

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Lower back pain to right of spine. Pain is still there, but now feel it starting on left side. Urine and x-ray came back fine.

Spasm: it is most likely a muscle spasm, that is able to transfer from right to left/
use heat pad. take ibuprofen, and ask your doctor for a muscle relaxant.
try the stretching exercise for back pain. you can find it at any medical site, and you can Google it ...Read more

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I have lower back pain. Last year I got an X-ray it came back clear, today my doctor said i was fine , why am I still in such pain?

Muscle or nerve involvement: Standard x-rays do not show the actual nerves in an area. They show the area where the nerves are, the space where the inter vertebral discs are, and the bone configuration. There are many more structures in the low back that can cause recurrent back pain. You should see someone who has more training in the spine for more detailed answers. ...Read more

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Left side of one vertebrae in lower back always feels bruised to touch. X-ray shows some degeneration, but I'm 24 and very active/fit. How to fix?

Good question.: I would suggest that you consult with an Osteopathic Physician (D.O,) and a physical therapist who specializes in sports medicine. You are too young to let this get worse and have more problems later on. ...Read more

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X-ray showed Fx coccyx19days ago,follow up with ortho said no fx joint bruised.pain worse 2days ago ¬iced large indent in lower back.Suggestions?

X-ray showed Fx coccyx19days ago,follow up with ortho said no fx joint bruised.pain worse 2days ago &noticed  large indent in lower back.Suggestions?

Rest + cushion seat: It is best to take anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, naproxen) as directed and rest. If you're sitting you should use a 'donut' seat cushion to take the pressure off of the coccyx bones. ...Read more

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I have kidney disease I am on dailysis my lower back hurts only when i lay on that side i took X-ray and the dr said he couldn't find anything wrong?

I have kidney disease I am on dailysis my lower back hurts only when i lay on that side i took X-ray and the dr said he couldn't find anything wrong?

Is it chronic pain?: Chronic lower back pain is a common problem seen in many in-center hemodialysis patients, often related to sitting in those uncomfortable chairs for 4 hours or so. If this describes you, try using a firm pillow or folded blanket to support your lower back during treatments. Also, ask your nephrologist how well-controlled your mineral/bone labs are. High PTH levels could result in bone pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain lifting heavy stuff, it was pretty bad. It has happened again, chiropractor was a big help. Should i see a specialist & have a X-ray ?

Perhaps: Vast majority of injuries to lower back following heavy lifting reslove with time, rest stretching and strengthening excercises. X-rays are done to rule out frature and will be negative in most of cases. Most likely you did not recover your strength in the back muscles after the last treatment so make sure you rehab yoursel this time if it occurs again then see specialist. ...Read more

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Husband shot @ age 8 & bullet of .22 entered lower back by spine & lodged in lung above stomach. Too risky 2 remove@ the time. New X-ray abnormal ..

Husband shot @ age 8 & bullet of .22 entered lower back by spine & lodged in lung above stomach.  Too risky 2 remove@ the time. New X-ray abnormal ..

Could not read: I could not read the last part of your question and it probably is the most important part to answer the question. People who have a scar in the lungs from any reason are at risk for developing what is called scar carcinoma. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain 2 inches away from vertebral column.It is like a toothache pain.With the X-ray no herinated disk found.Could it be fibromyalgia

It could be a number: Of things including a disc problem realizing that an x-ray does not reveal a disc problem which is best evaluated by MRI or ct. The psi could be muscular, arthritic, disc related or even non spine related like an ulcer or kidney stone. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old suffering from lower back pain.X-ray report says that I have spondylitis and gap between two vertibrae in lower spine.Please suggest?

I am 23 years old suffering from lower back pain.X-ray report says that I have spondylitis and gap between two vertibrae in lower spine.Please suggest?

Need more informatio: I understand your question but the information you have is not enough to help me answer. Is this inflammatory spondylitis or a mechanical spondylitis I can't tell. The space between vertebrae may be a normal variant. You may need to discuss with your physician about getting an MRI to clarify this ...Read more