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Old 03-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Constant Tailbone Pain!

About 10 months ago, I started noticing pain in my tailbone. It would happen when I would go from sitting to standing, and it would be just a quick sharp pain and then be gone. Over the next 2 months it started becoming more and more frequent and eventually got to the point where sitting down at all became very painful. I have not had any kind of fall or injury to my tailbone. The only thing that I had been doing differently when this pain started was physical therapy for a "dehydrated disk" in my back, but this was mostly upper body strengthening. And I finished this therapy about 2 weeks after the tailbone pain started.

I went in to see a few different doctors and neither of them really had any answers for me. They suggested one of those donut pillows, so I bought one of those for driving in the car and just decided to wait it out and see what happens.

Over the last 10 months the pain has been up and down, but still there every day. Then one day a few weeks ago I got up in the morning and the pain was horrible. All I did was stand up out of bed, and I felt this deep pain coming from my tailbone. And it stayed there, increasing with every movement I made. I went into an Orthopedic Urgent Care that day. They did an MRI and it came back "normal and healthy". No break, dislocation, bruising, bumps, not even a bit of inflammation! The doctor was sort of baffled.

He gave me a weeks-worth of Prednisone to see if that would help. I found no relief from this, which figures if there's no inflammation. I still have constant pain from every movement that I make and cannot sit down at all, not even with the donut pillow. The pain is not sharp. It's a deep, to the core type of pain.

I really don't know what to even think or what to do next. If it's showing there's nothing wrong, then why does it hurt so much?? Could it be something with the nerves or muscles? Or would that have shown up in the MRI?

If anyone has ANY idea or suggestion, PLEASE let me know!

 
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: Constant Tailbone Pain!

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About 10 months ago, I started noticing pain in my tailbone. It would happen when I would go from sitting to standing, and it would be just a quick sharp pain and then be gone. Over the next 2 months it started becoming more and more frequent and eventually got to the point where sitting down at all became very painful. I have not had any kind of fall or injury to my tailbone. The only thing that I had been doing differently when this pain started was physical therapy for a "dehydrated disk" in my back, but this was mostly upper body strengthening. And I finished this therapy about 2 weeks after the tailbone pain started.

I went in to see a few different doctors and neither of them really had any answers for me. They suggested one of those donut pillows, so I bought one of those for driving in the car and just decided to wait it out and see what happens.

Over the last 10 months the pain has been up and down, but still there every day. Then one day a few weeks ago I got up in the morning and the pain was horrible. All I did was stand up out of bed, and I felt this deep pain coming from my tailbone. And it stayed there, increasing with every movement I made. I went into an Orthopedic Urgent Care that day. They did an MRI and it came back "normal and healthy". No break, dislocation, bruising, bumps, not even a bit of inflammation! The doctor was sort of baffled.

He gave me a weeks-worth of Prednisone to see if that would help. I found no relief from this, which figures if there's no inflammation. I still have constant pain from every movement that I make and cannot sit down at all, not even with the donut pillow. The pain is not sharp. It's a deep, to the core type of pain.

I really don't know what to even think or what to do next. If it's showing there's nothing wrong, then why does it hurt so much?? Could it be something with the nerves or muscles? Or would that have shown up in the MRI?

If anyone has ANY idea or suggestion, PLEASE let me know!

Have you found anything out with this? I'm having the same issue...pretty much for a couple of months now, today pain is most severe and pretty constant, but sounds exactly like your situation... (no accidents, nothing hurt to that area I can think of??)...
Let me know if u have discovered the cause....thank you.

 
Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Re: Constant Tailbone Pain!

I had the same symptoms a couple years ago. It turned out, with an xray, to be a broken tailbone. I actually had to have my pain management specialist set the bone. You don't want to know how they do that. It hurt a lot, but a month or so later I started getting real relief.

 
Old 08-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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Re: Constant Tailbone Pain!

I see that you are a female, but I don't know your age. I had the same thing and tried prednisone (helped for a short while, but the pain soon returned), chiropractic treatments, yoga, etc. Nothing helped for the long term. I found out that I had a prolapsed uterus and opted to use a pessary (instead of having a hysterectomy). I had immediate relief from the tailbone pain! I have fibroids that weigh down my uterus, and it must have been pressing on a nerve that caused the tail bone pain. I have discovered that prolapsed organs are becoming more common with the active lifestyles we maintain these days, such as running and lifting weights. Hope this helps you...

 
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Re: Constant Tailbone Pain!

I agree with Puncuspa, this makes sense.
Before my hysterectomy at age 34, I developed same pain in same area.
You may want to see a good gynecologist in order to check her uteral health and see what is going on there.
I had lumbar surgery where they had to fix my tail bone too. But I knew I have problems in that area b/c MRI showed every little thing in there, so if you would have any bone issues/inflammation, MRI would pick it up.
We all heard stories when women experiencing back pains, when it has nothing to do with spine, but with gynecological area rather. Don't waist your time, go and check.
If your body tells you something is wrong, you have to knock in every door and make your doctors listen. If one or two don't, its time to go and see for someone one better and who cares. It takes long time sometimes to find a Dr who fits you needs, but never give up. It's you who suffers, it's your body.

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