2 doctors weighed in:
I get a shooting pain in my lower back - "the tailbone" when I sit for more than 5 min, since early twenties. If stand it relieves a bit. Any advice?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coccyx
If the pain occurs with sitting in the tailbone, there may ba an issue with the coccyx.
There are different causes of pain towards the tailbone region, including issues of the low back and sacro-iliac joint. I would recommend an orthopaedic evaluation to diagnose and give treatment recommendations.

In brief: Coccyx
If the pain occurs with sitting in the tailbone, there may ba an issue with the coccyx.
There are different causes of pain towards the tailbone region, including issues of the low back and sacro-iliac joint. I would recommend an orthopaedic evaluation to diagnose and give treatment recommendations.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
936K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors