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 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 »

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