Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

What causes pinched nerve in the back with pain in tailbone?

Jul 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
Practicing since : 1996
Answered : 2148 Questions
I have pinched nerve in my back from a fall as well as sever pain from tailbone. I had an mri done one month ago for back. I cannot get any relief and need some help.
Posted Thu, 20 Feb 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 23 minutes later
Brief Answer: It's due to COCCYDYNIA Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX Your symptoms in the description are highly suggestive of COCCYDYNIA secondary to injury due to fall. It implies pain arising in and around the tail bone area. The general treatment guidelines for the condition are as follows - * Sit completely upright with proper posture — keeping your back firmly against the chair, knees level with your hips, feet flat on the floor and shoulders relaxed * Sitz baths (which involves soaking hips and buttocks in warm water) * Lean forward while sitting down * Sit on a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge (V-shaped) cushion * Apply heat or ice to the affected area *Physical therapy involving strengthening of pelvic area muscles , stimulation with ultrasound therapy * Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil). In case of severe incapacitating pain, Narcotic analgesic are to be taken, with the advice of a physician. With the above measures, you should get significant pain relief within a short time. Hope I have addressed your query. Happy to help further Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor