The tail bone or coccyx is the bottom-most portion of the spine below the sacrum. The bones are arranged in a triangular pattern that helps in bearing weight in a sitting position. Trauma to tail bone occurs during childbirth, back fall in sitting position, etc., and it causes pain. Tail bone pain can be managed by leaning forward while sitting, sitting on a v-shaped cushion, application of ice or heat, use of painkillers, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, My wife has lower back pain (center pain at monkey bone). We took two X-rays, and the doctor says it is an acute lumbar strain. I wanted to know why this happens and the line of treatment for it. How long it takes to cure this? Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the problem and hope to help you. You have given a very brief history, and I need to get further into it. Since when the pain started, and what is the pattern of the pain? Does it radiate down the leg? Does she have any fever or reduced app... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I fell on a wooden set of stairs last night and landed mostly on my right lower back. From the morning, I feel like someone is squeezing my kidney every time I move. The pain is even more severe when I move my right leg. I do not see any blood in my urine and I do not want to go all the w... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry to hear this. As you are telling the pain only when you are moving, it is most likely to be due to some local injury and muscle spasm. If you are getting pain while walking or while sitting on the floor or hard surface then there is a chance of bone injury ei... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing severe pain near the tail bone, I use a computer daily, and I play badminton. I even applied gels but no use. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. Due to microtrauma, there may be fibrosis formation. Do hot fomentation over the sacrum. It will take weeks to months to subside. Use ring cushion and take sitz bath [sitting in lukewarm water for 10 minutes]. Take analgesic like Nucoxia 90 ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, After a fall slammed tailbone into cement floor. I cannot walk having much trouble during walking. Can a chiropractor help, correct and fix this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, an X-ray is a must. As the impact was on the cement floor, there might be a possibility of bone injury. Post-X-ray, we can say the possible next treatment plan. Usually with rest for the initial time and using piles pillow will allow the less compressio... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I was wondering why my tailbone seems to pop in multiple places like my back. It only happens when I stretch in the morning and tense the muscles around the area. Also, I would like to know why my back keeps hurting right where the spine meets the pelvis, i.e., at the bottom of my back bu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a brief history. It sounds to me as the SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction. Due to which, there will be a kind of biomechanical changes in the bone and the joint compression leading to pressure on the joint receptors. Also, there might be a weakn... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had a spinal tap done two weeks ago, and a blood patch three days later. The blood patch worked but, I still get headaches and do not feel well at all. I have a swollen bump on my tailbone that hurts. I saw my doctor who did not seem too sure about it but, said there did not seem to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You most probably experienced a post dural puncture headache (PDPH), for which you were administered an epidural blood patch.Your signs and symptoms are more suggestive of a meningeal irritation due to some infection. I would suggest you consult a neurophysician for the... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 8 year old son began having pain on and around his bones about three weeks ago. It is mild in the morning and progressively gets worse into the night. The pain starts at the belly button and quickly moves to the ribs and throat. He felt like he was gagging and had tightness in th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once you rule out major medical illness, I would consider childhood migraines in this case. Is there a family history of somebody who gets regular headaches? Migrating pain in neurology is usually diagnosable based on the duration. Seconds and minutes versus hours sometim... Read Full »