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Excruciating pain in tail bone with a lump there. What is it?

Hello my name is Yadira I have been experiencing excruciating pain for 4 years now. I have been to every specialist you can think off and no one knows what’s wrong. I’ve had x-rays done, MRI’s, etc. and still nothing. No fractures no pilonidal syst. I can’t sit and it hurts to get up and even lying down. I am so miserable don’t know what else to do. I have a lump on the right side of the tail bone and it is very painful. No discoloration or puss. And no I have never fallen and have no idea why this pain started. I am to the point where I may just have to travel just to find a Dr. that can really take his time to figure out what is wrong.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.
You are suffering from coccydynia- inflammation of the bony area (tailbone or coccyx)

Cure for your coccyx pain-

1.Use a well-padded seat when sitting and avoid long periods of sitting when possible.
2.Do sitz bath- take warm water in a tub and sit in this.It will relax the muscles around the coccyx.
3.Do exercises that will strengthen your tailbone's supporting muscles and stretch ligaments near the pain. Consult a physiotherapist for this. Therapists may perform a combination of:
Levator ani massage and Levator ani stretching.
4.Correct your posture. Poor posture may be contributing to your tailbone pain. Try to sit upright. If you get a sharp pain when getting up from a sitting position, lean forward and arch your back before rising.
5.You can take anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required ( do not repeat a dose before 6 hours) with food will help relieve the pain.
6.Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 3 Jul 2014
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