Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Headaches and lower back pain
About two weeks ago I was having really bad headaches that were so bad they were making sick to my stomach. I guess like a migraine, I never had one. I did go to the doctor and at that time it was mainly the bad headaches, so he scheduled an MRI on just the brain and did some blood work. Both of those came back fine, but a couple days before the MRI my lower back, just above the tail bone, started to hurt really bad. It also is a little sore and feels kind of swollen. I have started sleeping on a heating pad and that seems to help with the pain and headaches. It seems to get real bad when I sit for long periods of time and is ok when I am standing.

Has anyone ever had or know someone with these same symptoms, if yes, do you know what could be going on?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
There is a possibility that your headaches and tail bone pain are not related. Tailbone pain or coccydynia or coccygodynia is caused by the coccyx dislocating when you sit. It is often caused by falling backwards or by childbirth. In about a third of cases the cause of pain is not known. Use a well-padded seat when sitting. Avoid long periods of sitting in one posture. Anti inflammatory drugs, pain killers, local analgesic creams all help to some extent. Some benefit by local steroid injection at the site of the pain.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult an orthopedic specialist. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top General Health Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
caregiver222
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC