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Tailbone pain not when sitting

Hi around 2 possibly 3 months ago I started getting a very painful jolt when attampting to sit down and getting up from sitting down. I dont recall ever falling on my but or anything else to cause this pain. I was hoping it would go away but it has only gotten worse. Not only does it hurt when i am going to sit down or stand up but now hurts while sitting as well. At first it would only hurt for a few minuets after sitting, but now it hurts constantly while sitting. Standing is the only relief i get. Any suggestions as to what it might be or how to fix it? I dont want to go to the doctor if it is not neccisary.
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Have you tried taking any anti-inflamatory medication for it, such as aleve, or motrin (ibuprophen)?  Sometimes, when a joint gets inflamed, it has a hard time resolving itself, and anything you do just irritates it more. The advice most Dr.s will give you is to take 400mg motrin (2 tablets of OTC) every 4 hours, or 800 mg every 8 hours (4 tablets OTC, or get Rx). Take it on schedule for 2 weeks whether you feel like you need it or not. This will reduce the inflamation (inflammation) in the joint, and give it a chance to heal. After the 2 weeks, it should feel much better, if not perfect. If taking the motrin on schedule is not helping at all after 3-4 days, or if the problem does not improve drastically within 2 weeks, you should see a Dr. and get an x-ray to see if something else is wrong. For most people though, it is equivalent to a sprained ankle, and just takes a little time and motrin to heal. Good luck.
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Hi

I got the same problem where it hurts when I sit and when I get up it is painful.  I did have the anti inflammatory medicine but did not work,  so I will be having xray this thursday. will keep in touch.
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I have had the same tail bone pain for a few years...I since had bariatric surgery and the pain has gotten worse.  Iwas told that is bec I lost my rear passing!  NOT true!  I had this pre-op and I always had a small behind...all my weight was in the tummy!  I am at witts end!  I went to orthopaedic who took X Rays and said it was nothing and would go away!  Went to rheumotologist who says it is from my fibromyalgia...started me on arthrotec (nsaid's) and vicoprofen (pain and nsaid's mix) I was also on 3 10mg flexeril at bed.  NOTHING worked!  Just made me sleepy and cranky the next morning.  I went today to a neurologist...my friend swears by her.  Personally I felt rushed.  She did an electrical test on my hands and forearms and said I had neuropathy and carpal tunnel!  I said I dont care about that I am here about my tail bone pain!  She said then she wants me to go for an MRI of my brain and then one of my spine.  So one step at a time I will play along as her puppet once again to probably end up with no more answers than when I started!  It is very depressing and annoying to have to live with.  I dont know where else to go, or what Dr's to see?  lease keep in touch and let me know if anyone finds help! thanks and good luck to all!
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I've had the same sharp pain in my tailbone for years. After multiple xrays from my GP, I went to a chiro for manipulation, thinking maybe he could help. He did one xray of me standing up and found that I have a tilted pelvis. I'm not saying this is the cause of your pain but worth checking out. I never imagined my pelvis was tilted. In fact, I had never even heard of it and have yet to find anything worthwhile on the internet. Just to mention, I've never had a fall or injury that could have caused this. The chiro thinks I was born with it, even though it didn't start hurting until around age 20.

Other things to consider: might be sciatic nerve or some other nerve issue, or as someone else suggested, an inflammation. You might need a stronger anti-inflammatory.
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