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Tailbone Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 10, 2009
  • 07:11 PM

I have had tailbone pain off and on for a while. It started when I was pregnant and my Dr. said that it was probably from the baby and would go away after she was born. It did eventually go away but has since come back. I have gone to a chiropractor who did xrays and said that she saw no breaks or fractures in the tailbone. Also seen a colorectal doctor to rule out pilonial (sp) cysts. All they could tell me was that it wasn't a pilonidal cyst, the exam looked fine and it was just tailbone pain and advised me to take ibuprofin. I also have lower back pain as well and pain in my lower left leg (don't know if it is related). I have scared the crap out of myself trying to do internet searches for what could be wrong. It mostly hurts when I am sitting and change positions or when I stand up from a sitting position. I have a desk job so I am sitting a lot so I am sure that it doesn't help.

Please, has someone else ever had this issue? What can it be?

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  • I'm not 100% but I don't think CT scans etc would show up nerve damage ?? Perhaps that's why when you sit you feel it more so ? perhaps you have a pinched nerve near the tail bone area, maybe even higher up but the pain is referred..I'm not sure what other testing would help :confused: sorry not much help am I ..Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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    • August 10, 2009
    • 11:34 PM
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