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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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I am suffering from tailbone pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tailbone pain. It is affecting me badly while doing simple things like driving, sleeping, and sitting are all painful. I had painkillers but it still hurts, and the biggest issue is I cannot fall asleep. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing tailbone pain, which can be quite debilitating. Here are some additional suggestions that may help alleviate your symptoms: Modify your sitting position: Sit on a cushion or a folded towel to ta...  Read Full »

After the blood patch, I developed swelling and a bump. Why?

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 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 »

My MRI report shows hyperintensities in the periurethral and perivaginal regions. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My MRI report shows 111 STIR-defined hyperintensities noted in the periurethral and perivaginal regions. I am attaching the reports of it. Kindly review.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through your case and I understand your concern. I have seen the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). According to your reports, the hyperintensities could be because of healed fissures and hemorrhoids. You must have seen...  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 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 appetite...  Read Full »

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