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MY TAILBONE IS KILLING ME. IT HURTS SO BAD AND HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS.

MY TAILBONE IS KILLING ME!! IT HURTS SO BAD AND HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS. IN THE PAST YEAR IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE POINT THAT I CANT DEAL WITH IT AND I CRY. IT FEELS LIKE THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE BONES DOWN THERE AND THEY FEEL LIKE LITTLE BALLS
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
the cause may be either child birth or accident, the consequences are PAIN.
YOuneed not make your life miserable due to it.
consult an orthopedic doctor-try with the palliative measurs like pain killers/anti inflammatory drugs ,exercises, know about life style changes which wont exagarate the problem.-but if you find no releif-
you have to take the decision of surgery. with it you will have definate releif.
take care.
Thanks.
Answered: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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You have excessive stretching and movement of the tail bone cause pain called Coccydynia. You should avoid sitting down too long. During giving birth the coccyx moves backwards as the baby's head descends as well which may have loosened the attachment with other bones. You can take NSAIDs for pain relief. If no relief then you can consult Orthopaedician for intralesional steroid injection which may benefit. Last resort is it remove the small tail bone. Avoid constipation, sitting down too long, excessive forwards bending. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Exercise daily.
Answered: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. You seem to be suffering from coccydynia. Injuring the coccyx can give rise to the condition called coccydynia. A number of tumors are known to involve the coccyx. Both coccydynia and coccygeal tumors may require surgical removal of the coccyx (coccygectomy). You should consult an orthopedic doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Till than you should avoid sitting for long times and on hard surfaces. You can take pain killers like bruffin tablets. Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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Dear HEATHER
Greetings from health care magic.
Inflammation of the bony area (tailbone or coccyx) located between the buttocks is referred to as coccydynia. Coccydynia is associated with pain and tenderness at the tip of the tailbone between the buttocks.
Coccydynia is often caused by an injury, but there are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, and fractured bone.
homeopathy will help a lot in coccydynia. For online homeopathy treatment visit www.multicarehomeopathy.com
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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