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coccyx pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2006
  • 06:30 PM

I have been experiencing a sore tailbone for approxiamtely 5 months. There is no known injury. At first the pain was evident only when I sat on hard surfaces. After time it began to hurt when I slept, and then when I walked. I can actually feel the painful area by touching the base of my tailbone. It is beginning to annoy me because i am going to be doing a lot of traveling and I don't want to be experiencing this condition while out of town. I have tried sittign on an expensive cushion with the talbone area cut out. That does not really help much.
I am not sure whether to visit a Chiropractor or a regular doctor. In reading about my particular condition, I don't much like the options offered by either group.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Try www.coccyx.orgGood luck!
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  • Hi, You need to get a MRI, to check for a trapped or pinched nerve in the sacral spine area. Regards, Dean
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  • I also have been experiencing a sore tailbone for approxiamtely 8 months. I have been told possibly damaged or compressed nerves or bruising of the tailbone by the pain management center. I have had a CT scan and a bone scan with negative results. I am currently seeing a pain management center, but only for pain pills. They gave me 3 shots but didn't help. So now I live with pain everyday. My family DR. said he can't do anything more for me, refused to help me with pain and shipped me to the pain center. I know after 2 falls I have done something back there that can be definitely diagnosed and possibly fixed but I don't know where to go for help either:confused:
    TBoneInjury 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am currently seeing a pain management center, but only for pain pills. They gave me 3 shots but didn't help. So now I live with pain everyday. Please consider acupuncture - it works so wonderfully for pain, and helps the spine to heal. Pain management centers need to get on board and hire acupuncturists in my opinion! You don't have to live with chronic pain, there are other options out there than pills. A chiro may also help, but as a DOM I suggest trying acupuncture first. It can really help - visit www.acufinder.com to find a practitioner near you - there are listings all over the world. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • The thing is, who's selling what in these forums. I'm a camera guy and have been suffering with this kind of ailment, to the detriment of my income and dignity, but (excuse pun) i must remind myself i've never had to give birth, still dont know what it is thats going on in my **m.Does any one have a diagram or something that will explain these previous diagnoses, and, at the same time, retain this forums credibility.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 07:02 PM
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  • Try looking up sacrolitis. This is a very possible cause. If you have any other kind of joint pain that comes and goes you should look into ankylosing spondylitis as well. Hope this helps...Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 09:00 PM
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  • The thing is, who's selling what in these forums. I'm a camera guy and have been suffering with this kind of ailment, to the detriment of my income and dignity, but (excuse pun) i must remind myself i've never had to give birth, still dont know what it is thats going on in my **m. Does any one have a diagram or something that will explain these previous diagnoses, and, at the same time, retain this forums credibility. What? I don't understand you. Do you mean an xray, MRI or other diagnostic tool? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 28, 2007
    • 07:49 PM
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  • Hello, and I'm sorry I don't have an answer for the others, but I did a lot of Google search for my (painless) coccyx issue and all I found had to do with pain! Anyone have any idea about the following? (I'm an 81 year old female and extremely healthy and strong otherwise.) :) Since a couple of months now I noticed my tailbones are raised prominently enough that when standing flash against a wall I feel them strongly enough as if some obstacles were placed between my bun and the wall. NO pain whatsoever! On manually feeling them there seem to be 4 protuberant bones of different sizes - roughly about an inch diameter and smaller ones. I don't know if I had this longer than 2 months and not noticed because I was distracted by a fall accident on Jan.09 which kept me focused on the (still ongoing) pain, but my fall wasn't on the coccyx - it was on my femur neck, which required nails and pins). I can't believe this has something to do with the coccyx protuberance? If anyone had or heard about this, what was done? Also, what kind of specialist should I see? Orthopedist? Physical Therapist? Chiropractor?.... Thanks ever so much for any suggestions. Rosedala P.S. Can't understand why I couldn't post as "Unregistered Guest" as the system insisted on "This name is already in use" referring to the word "Unregistered"(???)...
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  • Hi, You need to get a MRI, to check for a trapped or pinched nerve in the sacral spine area. Regards, Deanthank you. are you a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 16, 2009
    • 01:12 AM
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