Tail Bone Pain

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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After giving birth, I am experiencing sharp pain in the tailbone area, which is causing trouble. How to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My problem is related to the spine. I gave birth to my daughter four months ago, and during vaginal delivery, my tailbone was a little bit dislocated to the right. I was in so much pain that I could not sit properly for two months. Other than tailbone pain, I started...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, tailbone pain may be due to injury during delivery of baby or trauma during procedure. You may suffer pain during sitting or defecation, or intercourse. Use a doughnut shape pillow, and sit in a leaning forward position. Also, check for lumbar spondylosis, which...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my tailbone and a bump on my upper left buttock?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I am currently experiencing slight pain in my tailbone. In addition, I can feel a small bump on my left upper buttock. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Yada Bhanutej

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tail bone pain, coccydynia, or coxalgia can be caused with or without injury. I suggest you avoid sitting on hard surfaces such as bikes or tables. You can also do the following: You can use a coccyx pillow as a cushion whenever you sit. You can apply an ice pack...  Read Full »

What can be done to heal my son from stomach pain spreading to other parts of the body?

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 »

Dr. Alon Seifan

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 »

Will acute lumbar strain cause pain in the monkey bone?

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 »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

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 »

I have lower right back pain after a fall. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

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 »

I am facing severe pain near the tail bone even after applying gels. Why?

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 »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

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 »

I have a pain near the tailbone after a blood patch was performed. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Vansh Priya

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 »

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