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My daughter is complaining of sudden tailbone pain

My daughter is 12 yrs old, almost 13. For about 5 days now she has been complaining of sudden tailbone pain , this pain came out of nowhere. She has had no injury or trauma to the area at all. It hurts her to sit (worse on hard chairs, such as the ones she must sit on at school all day!) and it even hurts when she sneezes, she says because the sneeze shakes her whole body & makes the pain in her tailbone very intense. Heat didn t help.. but ice seems to help a bit because it numbs the area, also she takes IB if the pain gets too bad. I m not sure what is going on with her or if I should be more concerned... does this require a Dr. visit? What could be the cause of sudden tailbone pain? She is fairly healthy... in the past she has struggled with joint pains of the knees mostly.. and also ALOT of back pain .. but they did tests & exams in the past & could never give me a reason why she was experiencing back pain. Neither of those issues have been bothering her lately though. She does tire easily with physical activity.. and she has to do alot of running in gym.. which can be hard on her because she starts to feel like her lungs are on fire & she fears collapsing. I ve had her tested for asthma & the Dr. says she doesn t have it. So... any idea? Are any of these symptoms related? Also, she had shingles at age 9... very young to have... & I know that seems kindof random to mention... but I wanted to include as many details about her history as possible, just in case the right Dr/person reads this post & sees some sortof connection. Thank you for any help/answers!
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
i am having the same kind of tailbone pain. for the past couple days my butt has been hurting me when i sit, sneeze, roll over or even lay a certain way. at first i did not know why it was paining me but i then realized it came from having doggystyle sex with my bf. i am not at all implying your daughter was having sex but i think that constant pressure or even just a really hard pressure like falling on this area will cause the bone to become bruised (that is what the soreness feels like) and that is why is has such a sensitive pain. it has never happened to me before but it is a really miserable feeling not to be able to sit on your butt. i think you should keep your daughter home from school since sitting can be such a terror and rub icy hot on the sore spots of her butt. let her rest since getting up out the bed also hurts and treat it however you would treat a bruise but consider the fact that it is a really painful and inconvenient feeling. hope she gets better soon. (:
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rupali Panse's  Response
as you mentioned histroy of herpes zoster ..this justifies the reason behind the pain in joints .
wht was the sight of herpes blisters. after pain is very comman . burning pain is the type of pain.
this age requires lot of nutrition in terms of macro and micro nutrients also.
if the gym excerise is not a must then i will advise you to shift her to yoga. as it will be beneficial for proper posture of various joints .
lots of fruits, dry fruits, vegetables , ' shatavari kalp ' powder 2tsf twice with milk is must for her as a general tonic .
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Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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