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A Pain in my buttock(s)!!

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  • Posted By: scootnana
  • July 4, 2007
  • 10:04 PM

:confused: Hopefully, someone out there can help me! I have been incorrectly diagnosed with sciatica for several monthes now. I've been to 2 different chiros not to mention my primary doctor.
At the very base of my buttocks are a bone or either side. By the way it feels, it must be a fairly wide bone. When I sit, climb stairs, or get up from a sitting position, I have alot of pain in these "bones". They hurt and are tender when I press on them. Walking does not seem to be a problem. I've tried Motrin, Tylenol, Aleve to no avail.
Can anyone give me some ideas as to what I am experiencing? Much thanks!!

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  • You sit upon a tripod of bones. The sacrum/coccyx and both ischium. A fracture in the sacrum or coccyx will give you that pain when you stand.That pain is kind of deep though...midway, not either side. Look up pelvis on the internet and look at a posterior view. The sacro-coccygeal ligament can be inflamed. You could have bursitis there also. There seem to be many reasons for this pain. Look up coccydynia. Get a doughnut shaped pillow and use it all the time, even in front of friends (who will mercilessly tease you). The best ones are air-inflated. A foam one could be too high for you, while an inflate-able is adjustable. Carry it with you. Sit up straight, leaning to one side will put too much weight on the opposite area. Take advil if you can. This pain sticks around a LONG time. Go to an orthopedic doctor and have him/her refer you to a pain clinic. They could give you an epidural.
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