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Might it be that a a coccyx injury be the cause of lower back pain?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Coccydynia

Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury.
Not likely to cause pain higher up, though. Back problems, however, may cause tailbone pain. Treatment includes 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.

In brief: Coccydynia

Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury.
Not likely to cause pain higher up, though. Back problems, however, may cause tailbone pain. Treatment includes 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.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Dr. Douglas Beall
Radiology

In brief: Yes, but not usually

Usually pain in the tailbone is from a degenerated l5-s1 intervertebral disc rather than the coccyx itself.
A fall on one's backside can injure the coccyx though and this can be very painful.

In brief: Yes, but not usually

Usually pain in the tailbone is from a degenerated l5-s1 intervertebral disc rather than the coccyx itself.
A fall on one's backside can injure the coccyx though and this can be very painful.
Dr. Douglas Beall
Dr. Douglas Beall
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In brief: Coccyx injury

Yes, the injuries can cause low back pain.

In brief: Coccyx injury

Yes, the injuries can cause low back pain.
Dr. Gregory Mcclain
Dr. Gregory Mcclain
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