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How to treat severe coccyx pain and tingling numbness in the back?

I have been experiencing tailbone pain from mild (unable to sit comfortably) to severe (pain sustained while standing, sitting, or lying down) for over a year. No injury to the area. the pain is constant, yet flares up at times to an elevated pain when no change in position will help and the pain shoots into my hip lower hip bone/joint. as of late I have been getting painful numbness/tingling up my entire back and into my head. I do have Graves disease and Hashimotos and know I am susceptible to more auto immune diseases. wondering if the above symptoms should cause me concern.
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Your symptoms point towards nerve compression like etiology. Your local spinal X-ray and neurological evaluation need to be done.

Moreover, you have to check your serum B12 and sugar level to do work up for tingling. You have to check your serum calcium level as well. The lower lumbar pain seems less likely to be due to an autoimmune disorder.

According to cause specific treatment given.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Parth Goswami,
General & Family Physician
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