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What causes sharp spasms in tail bone?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Yes. I've been having sharp spasm pains at my tailbone.
I am a 56 year old female
I have osteo arthritis & have narrowed disc space ( from X-ray) on my L 4,5&s1
Have had cervical fusion also
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
need rest , physiotherapy and muscle relaxants

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM....
I am DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and will be answering your query.
I have gone through your query and being your physician I totally understand your health concerns.
As far as your case is concerned, in my opinion you need rest along with the medicines. Just stay calm and use painkillers like acetaminophen along with the muscle relaxants like tizanidine 2mg daily at night. Apart from it , improve your diet that must contain milk along with Calcium supplements. Physiotherapy is very crucial in this setting and will greatly help you.
For cervical fusion , you need Physiotherapy and Use Cervical collar.
Meet your Orthopedic surgeon so that you can be properly managed.
Meanwhile stay calm and use acetaminophen to relieve pain.
Hope your query is adequately addressed , if you still have any feel free to ask anytime.
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Saad Sultan (37 minutes later)
I do take Neuoton at bedtime
This pain is at a 8 on the pain scale
Nothing I take touches it
Do u think it's an injury or my spine aging
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
needs orthopedic consultation

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I appreciate your follow up.
Is there any history of trauma or history of fall , If yes , then we can think of injury.
Normally in old age , due to bone changes , nerve get compressed which is causing you these symptoms.
You need rest , TIZANIDINE 2MG at Bed time along with TRAMADOL 50mg. continue with the NEURONTON.Ii fear tizanidine and tramadol are not over the counter medicines. you really need prescription for it.
But it is important to relieve the pain in your case and it is the best approach in this setting.
Meet orthopedic surgeon and you may need to get the MRI of the lumbosacral spine.
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What causes sharp spasms in tail bone?

Brief Answer: need rest , physiotherapy and muscle relaxants Detailed Answer: Welcome at HCM.... I am DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and will be answering your query. I have gone through your query and being your physician I totally understand your health concerns. As far as your case is concerned, in my opinion you need rest along with the medicines. Just stay calm and use painkillers like acetaminophen along with the muscle relaxants like tizanidine 2mg daily at night. Apart from it , improve your diet that must contain milk along with Calcium supplements. Physiotherapy is very crucial in this setting and will greatly help you. For cervical fusion , you need Physiotherapy and Use Cervical collar. Meet your Orthopedic surgeon so that you can be properly managed. Meanwhile stay calm and use acetaminophen to relieve pain. Hope your query is adequately addressed , if you still have any feel free to ask anytime. Regards Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX