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Coccyx Disorder

Disorders of Coccyx


Presentation

  • The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort.[books.google.com]
  • Symptoms of spinal cord injury include: Severe neck or back pain Paralysis in part of the body Loss of bowel or bladder control Weakness in the legs or arms Numbness If any of these symptoms are present, avoid moving the person and call 911. 1.[webmd.com]
  • Skin Dimpling Most times, a pilonidal cyst presents no pain until it becomes infected.[activebeat.com]
  • Causes of Pain in Arachnoiditis Syndrome People who experience arachnoiditis syndrome might present with different combinations of back, leg and buttock pain as well as muscle weakness, numbness and widespread, 'Dysaesthaesia.'[disabled-world.com]
  • This is a very common presentation that we see at PHRC.[pelvicpainrehab.com]
Pain
  • pain and the under lying disorder.[books.google.com]
  • Individuals with coccydynia have pain when they put pressure on the coccyx. For example, they may experience pain when sitting in a hard chair, but the pain is alleviated when they are walking or standing.[empowher.com]
  • […] greater than 3 months Chronic pain in coccyx for more than three months Coccygodynia Coccyx pain On examination - coccyx abnormal Pain in the coccyx Pain of coccyx greater than 3 months, chronic ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references[icd9data.com]
  • I just wanted to share this story of my pain and ask if others also suffer from seasonal coccyx disorder (SCD). Thank you and sincerely, Sarah Reply, 2003-04-13: I have no idea what has caused my pain.[coccyx.org]
  • Rosenfeld 2 doctors agreed: Chronic pain: If it goes untreated you will have persistent chronic pain. ...Read more See 2 more doctor answers Dr.[healthtap.com]
Falling
  • Falling backward onto the coccyx can cause tailbone trauma. This may occur if an individual slips on ice. Symptoms of tailbone trauma include pain when putting pressure on the coccyx or bruises on the lower part of the individual’s spine.[empowher.com]
  • Broken Tailbone A broken tailbone or fractured coccyx as it is also known occurs after a fall where the patient lands directly on the tailbone at the very base of the spine.[sportsinjuryclinic.net]
  • Coccyx Injury A coccyx injury is likely if someone has experienced a trauma like a slip or a fall. If a person falls down or slips, landing on the buttocks, there is a possibility of injuring the coccyx and the tissue around it.[curejoy.com]
  • A fall onto the buttocks while walking, climbing, skating or during other athletic activities can cause direct blows that injure this delicate area.[clearpassage.com]
Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.[greenmountainpt.com]
  • These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting ; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination ; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; passing gas ; enlarging waist line. Etc.[healthtap.com]
  • But because of her extreme fatigue and stress level of handling four very young children, more time was needed.[gentlestrengthacupuncture.com]
  • Most side effects from pain medicine (for example, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems) can be managed as long as you tell your physician about them.[lls.org]
Swelling
  • Symptoms can include heat, swelling, pain, tenderness, redness and decreased range of motion due to swelling.[nesintherapy.com]
  • Headaches, migraines, blurry vision, pain a/or swelling along the vertex a/or face. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System : Used to effect the motor cortex, useful for all movement issues, stroke recovery.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
  • Joint pain and swelling in the large joints, such as hips and shoulders, may develop several weeks after bone pain begins.[lls.org]
  • Common symptoms associated with pilonidal cysts include the following: pain, swelling and inflammation in the involved area, drainage of pus or blood from a skin opening and fever, among other symptoms.[livestrong.com]
  • A doctor will feel by hand (called palpation) to identify swelling and tenderness around the coccyx. Palpation may also be used to identify potential coccygeal spicules (bone spurs), cysts, or tumors.[spine-health.com]
Disability
  • My pain dr does not manage disability 3. Cant Dr. Mary Engrav Dr.[healthtap.com]
  • However, surgery can be helpful when there is severe pain arising from one or two discs and the patient is very disabled, psychologically healthy and has not gotten better with nonoperative care.[spine.org]
  • A number of people with arachnoiditis are unable to work and experience significant disability because they are in constant pain.[disabled-world.com]
  • When pilonidal disease affects normal life Pilonidal disease or failed surgical procedures aimed at treating the disease can lead to many months or years of discomfort, disability, and suffering.[pilonidalsurgery.com]
  • This is why AS can be disabling in its advanced stages. AS inflammation can also affect other joints and organs in your body. It is a true "systemic disease", meaning the problem is not simply a problem with one joint or one organ.[umm.edu]
Cough
  • The worst thing is, I am asthmatic and cough a lot and it hurts a lot when I cough as well.[coccyx.org]
  • GV 12 Body Pillar Heat in the lungs and chest, cough, asthma, chest pain, mentioned classically for whooping cough (use cupping). Supporting point for chronic conditions affecting the lungs, for deficiency asthma, exhaustion from deficient Lung qi.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
  • Prolapse can be caused by anything that creates increased pressure in the abdomen, including pregnancy, labor and childbirth, obesity, chronic coughing, constipation and hysterectomy.[westchestermagazine.com]
  • […] arms and hands Weakness and/or cramping in legs and feet / arms and hands Paresthesias (abnormal sensations) in legs and feet or arms and hands, dependent on cyst locations Pain sitting or standing for even short periods of time Pain when sneezing or coughing[tarlovcystfoundation.org]
Constipation
  • In cases where there is no spinal cord injury, first aid options include taking stool softeners to avoid constipation and over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen, for the pain.[empowher.com]
  • Bowel Disorders Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. A person who has fewer than three bowel movements in a week is considered constipated.[westchestermagazine.com]
  • A fall, surgery, accident or any of the examples above can move the tailbone out of its normal alignment and restrict its mobility, causing constipation, tailbone or lower back pain.[clearpassage.com]
  • […] conditions patients are referred to us for are: Disorders of the bladder IC (Interstitial Cystitis) Prostatitis Prostatodynia Disorders of the bowel IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Feeling of fullness/abdominal pain, pressure, discomfort, and bloating Constipation[beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com]
  • Avoid constipation. Give plenty of fluids and fiber in diet. The short-term use of a laxative might be necessary. 2. See a Health Care Provider 3.[webmd.com]
Diarrhea
  • diarrhea with blood in the stools.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
  • Singh 2 doctors agreed: Not: enough info to dx crohns dz u may get abd pain, diarrhea, mucus or blood in stools and may need colonoscopy to dx that. ...Read more Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr.[healthtap.com]
  • It may be the result of muscle or nerve damage, constipation, diarrhea or other conditions. The muscle or nerve damage may be associated with giving birth or aging.[westchestermagazine.com]
  • Symptoms may include headaches, decreased energy, bad breath, difficulty concentrating, decreased appetite, coating on the tongue, abdominal bloating, gas/flatulence, skin problems, depression, diarrhea.[northernpts.com]
  • Possible side effects include nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If the NSAIDs are not reducing the inflammation sufficiently, the medication, sulfasalazine, may also be suggested.[umm.edu]
Abdominal Pain
  • Some of the conditions patients are referred to us for are: Disorders of the bladder IC (Interstitial Cystitis) Prostatitis Prostatodynia Disorders of the bowel IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Feeling of fullness/abdominal pain, pressure, discomfort, and[beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com]
  • Epigastric pain, abdominal pain a/or bloating, poor appetite, amenorrhea. Reinforce UB 19 Gallbladder Shu.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
  • Possible side effects include nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If the NSAIDs are not reducing the inflammation sufficiently, the medication, sulfasalazine, may also be suggested.[umm.edu]
  • pain Restless leg Syndrome PGAD (Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder) Sexual dysfunction and painful intercourse The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and it originates at the S2, S3 level of the spinal column.[tarlovcystfoundation.org]
Nausea
  • These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting ; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination ; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; passing gas ; enlarging waist line. Etc.[healthtap.com]
  • Possible side effects include nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If the NSAIDs are not reducing the inflammation sufficiently, the medication, sulfasalazine, may also be suggested.[umm.edu]
Blood in Stool
  • Singh 2 doctors agreed: Not: enough info to dx crohns dz u may get abd pain, diarrhea, mucus or blood in stools and may need colonoscopy to dx that. ...Read more Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr.[healthtap.com]
Back Pain
  • MCJUNKIN 2 doctors agreed: 19 19 Is lower back pain a sign of strep? Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN Dr. MCJUNKIN 2 doctors agreed: Back pain: All infections ( virus, bacterial, fungal...) can cause symptoms of low back pain.[healthtap.com]
  • Back pain is ranked second only to headaches as the most frequent cause of pain among Americans.[ana-neurosurgery.com]
  • See Low Back Pain with Referred Pain Diagnostic Tests for Coccydynia Diagnostic tests are usually not needed for coccyx pain.[spine-health.com]
  • Some people also report concurrent back pain. A fall, surgery or accident can move the tailbone out of its normal place, causing constipation, tailbone or lower back pain. In all of these situations, the coccyx may be pushed into an awkward angle.[clearpassage.com]
Muscle Spasm
  • It is not known why the levator ani muscle spasms. The muscle spasm causes pain that typically is not related to defecation. The pain usually lasts less than 20 minutes. Pain may be brief and intense or a vague ache high in the rectum.[msdmanuals.com]
  • (including pelvic floor muscle spasms that may occur as a guarding/reactive response because of tailbone pain), and much more![tailbonedoctor.com]
  • For pain related to muscle spasm deep tissue massage to release the tension and ease trigger points (localized knots in the muscle) and stretching can help. A steroid injection is sometimes given.[sportsinjuryclinic.net]
  • It could also be from other causes, such as uti's, ovarian cysts, muscle spasm, and others, so i would see your doctor if it persists. Take care. ...Read more Dr. Stephen Southard Dr.[healthtap.com]
  • Tenderness and muscle spasm affecting the levator ani muscles are the principal symptoms of this disorder. Causes The etiology is unknown. Symptoms Most patients complain of a dull ache high in the rectum.[healthcentral.com]
Osteoporosis
  • This is usually a result of bone deficiency such as osteoporosis, which causes a loss of bone tissue and minerals such as calcium.[myphysiciansnow.com]
  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis are very common in eating disorders, but they should NOT cause pain unless you have a fracture.[dailystrength.org]
  • Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis? Dr. Neil Kudler Dr. Kudler 1 doctor agreed: Normal : This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles.[healthtap.com]
  • Joint Implant Complications in Adults Browse Doctors osteoarthritis of the knee Our Approach Browse Doctors osteoarthritis of the shoulder Our Approach Browse Doctors osteochondritis dissecans Browse Doctors osteomyelitis Our Approach Browse Doctors osteoporosis[nyulangone.org]
Hip Pain
  • Hip pain Pain in the area of the hip. This pain may be specifically at the hip joint, or can occur anywhere along the hip bones. Reasons for pain in the hip area vary, but may be the result of injury, muscle weakness, muscle spasm or bursitis.[integratedpt.com]
  • pain Our Approach To: Hip & Pelvic Fractures in Adults Hip Impingement Syndrome in Adults Hip Labral Tears in Adults Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease in Children Osteoarthritis of the Hip Browse Doctors implant failure Our Approach Browse Doctors injury of[nyulangone.org]
  • While rehabilitation can be an extensive process, many times it allows the patient to return to many former activities they had to give up due to hip pain.[nesintherapy.com]
Contusion
  • Contusion of lower back and pelvis, episode of care unspecified 9[doctor.am]
  • Often, the cause of coccygodynia is unknown, however, it may be related to a subluxation (displacement) or contusion (bruising) of the coccyx due to a fall on the tailbone. Injury may also occur during difficult child delivery.[northernpts.com]
Excessive Tearing
  • GV 24 Spirit Court Local point for frontal headache, chronic sinusitis, nosebleeds, nasal discharge, excessive tearing. Psychological issues with anxiety/mania as a main symptom - anxiety, panic attacks, fear, add, manic depression.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
Lacrimation
  • Eye pain, excessive lacrimation. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System : Used to effect the medulla functions (heart, lung, blood vessel issues), useful for palpitations, asthma/shortness of breath, multiple sclerosis, lou gehrig's, muscular dystrophy.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
Suggestibility
  • Does anyone out there have a similar story and / or have any suggestions on how to cope with it or cure it? Marie-Chantal Casey - mccasey@universalia.com[coccyx.org]
  • If the NSAIDs are not reducing the inflammation sufficiently, the medication, sulfasalazine, may also be suggested.[umm.edu]
  • If the patient has no symptoms that might be suggestive of symptomatic TCs, and sometimes even if they do have symptoms, the patient might not be told about the finding on the MRI.[tarlovcystfoundation.org]
  • If your doctor finds that coccydynia is contributing to your pain, they may suggest a coccygeal nerve block. This procedure targets nerve roots in the saccroccygeal junction that regulate pain signal transmission to the area of the coccyx.[paindoctor.com]
  • There is evidence to suggest that older people are just as likely to benefit from pelvic floor muscle exercises for incontinence as younger people.[columbiasurgery.org]
Pelvic Pain
  • The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort.[books.google.com]
  • Over 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, and this is without considering those who suffer from pelvic pain alone.[beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com]
  • If the pelvic pain is sudden (acute), one needs to seek immediate medical attention. Chronic pelvic pain is pain that has been present six months or longer, and can be either intermittent or constant.[westchestermagazine.com]
  • Many times this ligament is damaged or sprained from a fall or other trauma and can be a causative or perpetuating factor in coccydynia, chronic pelvic pain, sexual pain or pelvic floor overactivity in men and women.[pamelamorrisonpt.com]
  • Too much mobility can also pull the pelvic floor muscles that attach to the coccyx, resulting in tailbone and pelvic pain.[pelvicrehabilitation.com]
Dysmenorrhea
  • Main point for tonifying Kidney qi and yang, for low back pain, weak knees, copious nocturnal urination, impotence, seminal emissions, deficient cold menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, cold-type vaginal discharge, daybreak diarrhea (5 a.m.) - possibly[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
Headache
  • Stiffness of the neck a/or spine, heavy head, headaches.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]
  • Headaches Headaches and migraine headaches vary in their presentation and intensity, and have a variety of causes. They may stem from musculoskeletal problems, tense muscles, allergies, stress, or a variety of other reasons.[integratedpt.com]
  • Headache caused by neck problems is called cervicogenic or neck-related headache. It may be caused by injury to an upper cervical disc, facet joint or higher joints called the atlanto-occipital or atlanto-axial joints.[spine.org]
  • Symptoms may include difficulty with sitting, pain with deep penetration during intercourse (for women), constipation and even severe headaches. Some people also report concurrent back pain.[clearpassage.com]
  • These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting ; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination ; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; passing gas ; enlarging waist line. Etc.[healthtap.com]
Tingling
  • Anyway, about 3 years ago, I had this tingling sensation go down both legs every time I would nod my head forward. I went to see a doctor and he told me that it was caused by sitting for long periods of time with my legs crossed.[coccyx.org]
  • It causes a variety of symptoms that may include pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, leg and foot along the path of the sciatic nerve.[integratedpt.com]
  • If these spaces become narrow , increased stress is put on the nerves, which could contribute to symptoms of traveling pain, numbness tingling, muscle weakness and spasms. Other consequences could include a loss of ability to feel or move properly.[laserspineinstitute.com]
  • The B12 got rid of most of the tingling and shooting pains. Second, I figured out I am dairy intolerant. I don't mean lactose, I mean any part of milk products. Things improved quite a bit when I cut out all milk.[steadyhealth.com]
  • Also, pain, numbness and tingling in the buttocks or lower extremity can be related to the back.[nesintherapy.com]
Insomnia
  • These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting ; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination ; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; passing gas ; enlarging waist line. Etc.[healthtap.com]
  • Insomnia, psychological issues primarily with manic symptoms, epilepsy.[theory.yinyanghouse.com]

Workup

  • The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort.[books.google.com]
  • (See Presentation, Workup, Treatment, and Medication.)[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • If this test does reveal an abnormal thyroid level, please do get a full thyroid panel workup to further determine what is happening there.[steadyhealth.com]

Treatment

  • The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort.[books.google.com]
  • Our team of Chicago pain specialists can help in establishing a proper diagnosis and treatment plan on an individual basis Most insurance is accepted and treatment is available at 7 Chicago pain clinic locations.[ppschicago.com]
  • Treatment If the coccyx is identified the source of the pain, a number of people have reported good results from manual treatments of the coccyx, when applied by experts in this technique.[coccyx.org]
  • When this accident happened, it was recommended for her to temporarily discontinue these treatments in order to focus on this immediate problem.[gentlestrengthacupuncture.com]
  • Arachnoiditis Treatment There is currently no cure for arachnoiditis. Treatment options for arachnoiditis are similar to those for other chronic pain conditions.[disabled-world.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis of Symptomatic Tarlov Cysts Those who have progressive and prolonged symptoms run a risk of neurological damage, if the cysts continue to compress nerve structures.[tarlovcystfoundation.org]

Etiology

  • Neither term specifies the underlying etiology. Coccyx pain can occur from local trauma or a tumor, but many cases are idiopathic, with no identifiable cause.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Causes The etiology is unknown. Symptoms Most patients complain of a dull ache high in the rectum. There may be a feeling of constant rectal pressure and occasional burning.[healthcentral.com]
  • Other causes include gynecologic/urologic surgery, athletic activities, major trauma, repeated minor trauma, rheumatologic or unknown etiology.[therapeuticassociates.com]
  • Coccydynia: a review of pathoanatomy, etiology, treatment, and outcome. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010;92(12):1622-1627. Yamada K, Ishihara Y, Saito T.[paindoctor.com]
  • "An Etiologic Study of Back Pain". Radiology. 70 (5): 649–653. doi : 10.1148/70.5.649. Thiele, George H. (1963). "Coccygodynia: Cause and treatment". Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 6 (6): 422–436. doi : 10.1007/bf02633479.[en.wikipedia.org]

Pathophysiology

  • Pathophysiology [ edit ] There are common pathophysiological ways that a person may develop coccydynia.[en.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Stretches and strengthening exercises for prevention [ edit ] A kneeling groin stretch can help prevent coccyx pain from occurring after long periods of sitting.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Coccydynia Preventative Steps Preventative steps include protecting your coccyx during “high risk” activities such as protective tailbone padding for snowboarding, proper fitting bike seats, and saddles, proper cushion for sitting to relieve pressure[pelvicrehabilitation.com]
  • […] taking extra care when walking in icy or hazardous conditions to prevent falls.[spineuniverse.com]
  • Is it possible to prevent coccydynia? Because coccydynia is associated with injury, avoiding trauma to the coccyx bone is the best method of preventing coccydynia.[medicinenet.com]
  • These techniques also prevent coccyx fractures during labor and delivery. See a highly skilled physical therapist at our office for a consultation.[pamelamorrisonpt.com]

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