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Pain for over 1 year

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 19, 2006
  • 00:41 PM

I've had pain in my tailbone for over 1 year. About a month ago, the pain ceased for a day or two and I thought I was getting better. But suddenly the pain came back worse. Does this indicate anything?

I've used anti-inflamatory drugs which helped but only masked the pain. The tush cush made it even more painful to sit. Sitting on hard chairs in my best solution. I went for an MRI but it was a closed model and I'm closterphobic. I intend to find an open MRI.

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  • Follow-up: I went back to doctor and had an Xray done which seems to show a break or "separation" in the bottom part of the tailbone. An MRI is being scheduled. If the tailbone is broken, what are my options?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2006
    • 05:05 PM
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  • RESULTS OF MRI: Tailbone is NOT broken or fractured. They assume it's just bruised. The "injury" happened in June of 2005. Why is it taking so long to heal if it's just a bruise?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2006
    • 06:48 PM
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  • Additional Follow-up. I've been prescribed anti-inflamitory drugs which has helped. Now they want me to see a spinal specialist and consider injections to speed the healing process. Any thoughts, pro or con?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2006
    • 07:27 PM
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  • Glad they found out what it is. Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2006
    • 05:45 AM
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  • I am glad you found out what is causing your pain my pain started when i hearnated my disc and my doctor said my tailbone hurts because i am a smoker and i need to lose weight, yes i need to lose weight i understand that but I would have liked for him to at least look into maybe i might have injured my tailbone along with my disc i am looking into seeing a different doctor good luck to you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 00:47 PM
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  • Always seek another doctors opinion when you are not satisfied with what one is telling you. Just because someone is a doctor doesnt mean they are perfect although some seem to think they are.
    anticourier 7 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:04 PM
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  • Additional Follow-up. I've been prescribed anti-inflamitory drugs which has helped. Now they want me to see a spinal specialist and consider injections to speed the healing process. Any thoughts, pro or con?Inflammation = immune system dysfunction.Don't take anti inflammatory drugs- those drugs alter the body chemistry to the point that it makes people start bleeding non stop where they should clot, and clot all over where blood is supposed to flow. Those adverse effects always go unrecorded, and the drug to blame for people's death is never listed in the death certificate.Sorry to sound creepy. But they are really bad.Let your body do its job. Visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine to manage that pain.Also, eliminate foods in your diet that cause inflammation.Milk, Dairy, Meat is used by your body to create inflammation.Also processed foods, artificial ingredients will cause inflammation.Avoid potatoes, tomatoes,bell peppers, and eggplants. They cause inflammation.Flavonoids are good inflammation fighters.Take care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:12 PM
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  • I am 12. I have had pain since July 2005 and it is starting to worry me. It is in my middle/lower back and they say it is a curvature and scleosis. I dont want surgery but i want a back brace so i can ride again. My mom thinks i just want the brace for attention. She will not listen to me and i would ratehr not tell the doctor because if it is not serious i will look like a fool. What are my options? I have already had x-rays and an MRI plus 3 other appointments with my primary care phisician. I am rather worried please help me!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 09:48 PM
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  • To the 12 year old. I'm not sure if your back brace would be like mine. I wear mine on top of a tank top and under a sweater and it's thin and somewhat flexible and no one can tell that I am wearing it. You might consider giving the back brace a try. Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 04:08 AM
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  • Inflammation = immune system dysfunction.Don't take anti inflammatory drugs- those drugs alter the body chemistry to the point that it makes people start bleeding non stop where they should clot, and clot all over where blood is supposed to flow. Those adverse effects always go unrecorded, and the drug to blame for people's death is never listed in the death certificate.Sorry to sound creepy. But they are really bad.Let your body do its job. Visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine to manage that pain.Also, eliminate foods in your diet that cause inflammation.Milk, Dairy, Meat is used by your body to create inflammation.Also processed foods, artificial ingredients will cause inflammation.Avoid potatoes, tomatoes,bell peppers, and eggplants. They cause inflammation.Flavonoids are good inflammation fighters.Take care.This is absolute nonsense! Starting with the definition of inflammation.Inflammation ist a biological response to a stimulus in order to remove it or heal affected tissue. However it can be (in rare cases) a dysfunction, i.e. autoimmune.NSAID (non steroidal antiinflammtory drugs) are harmless in mainly healthy people. Main side effect is a damage to the gastral mucosa, which can cause ulcer of the stomache. A slightly increased bleeding tendency is unlike Aspirin (which is not a classic NSAID becaus of its increased bleeding tendency during at least 7days) non permanent and insignificant. Clotting does not occur!, however NASID can cause a constriction of the vessels and thus kidney failure and rarely myocardial infarction (especially COX2-Inhibitors a subgroup of NSAID)If oriental medicine helps then do use it! If it doesnt dont be afraid of NSAIDs, but do not use them without the control of a medical pro.Eat what you like, balanced and not too fatty.If all the listed food-variations were proinflammatory then the whole mankind would be extremely sick.....Flavonoids are good proctors, dont expect miracles.
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    • February 20, 2008
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  • This is a follow-up to my original post. My tailbone was injured almost three years ago (2005). I still have pain when sitting. I have to be careful how I sit. I frequently adjust my sitting position to find comfort. I've had an MRI which found nothing wrong with my tailbone -- not broken or cracked. I must say, the pain is not as bad as it was back in 2005. It seems that I've reached a plateau in my healing process. The pain has eased but will not completely go away. Which begs the question -- what is healing? I have no idea. My tailbone isn't broken, yet something is wrong. Perhaps my tailbone is badly bruised? Could it be nerve damage? Should it take over 3 years for something like this to heal? By the way, the pain started after I returned from a trip to an amusement park. I distictly remember being thrown into the air and landing on my tailbone on a roller coaster. But honestly, I don't know if this is the cause. This just happens to be my only cognisant recollection of hitting my tailbone. After taking anti-inflammitory medicine for a brief duration, then getting an MRI, I have done no other follow-up with a doctor. For the past year or more, I've tried to let nature take care of it.
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