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What Does Pain In The Lower Back And Tailbone Indicate?

Iv had lower back and tailbone pain for about 4 days now i might have lifted something heavy but my back didnt start hurting all at once .If i lay flat it hurts worse when i get up if i sit for while it hurts more .The second day or night i couldnt moveit is constant pain in lower back and tailbone plz help
Mon, 5 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Tailbone pain, also called coccydynia or coccygodynia, usually goes away on its own within a few weeks or months.

To lessen tailbone pain in the meantime, it might help to:
- Lean forward while sitting down.
- Sit on a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge (V-shaped) cushion.
- Apply heat or ice to the affected area
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or Aspirin.

If your tailbone pain doesn't improve (chronic coccydynia), consult your doctor. He or she might do a rectal exam to rule out any other conditions.

Your doctor might recommend using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to find out if you have a fracture, degenerative changes or, in rare cases, a tumor.

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

Regards,
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka
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What Does Pain In The Lower Back And Tailbone Indicate?

Hello, Tailbone pain, also called coccydynia or coccygodynia, usually goes away on its own within a few weeks or months. To lessen tailbone pain in the meantime, it might help to: - Lean forward while sitting down. - Sit on a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge (V-shaped) cushion. - Apply heat or ice to the affected area - Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or Aspirin. If your tailbone pain doesn t improve (chronic coccydynia), consult your doctor. He or she might do a rectal exam to rule out any other conditions. Your doctor might recommend using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to find out if you have a fracture, degenerative changes or, in rare cases, a tumor. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Olgeta Xhufka