I also have had the tailbone pain. I have lost approx 30lbs over the last two years and about 6 months ago my tailbone was also agitated. I feel it from time to time now, but less so. For me... what little junk I had has become even less so and I just attributed it to the weight loss. I especially feel it when in the bath tub so I make sure I move around when in the tub. It causes no limitation for me. But as the others say, check it out if you are really concerned about it.
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349 5/5/13 9:10 P
Yes get it checked out, but I will offer my experience here....there are some yoga and Pilates poses that I absolutely cannot do because it hurts my tailbone. Everyone is made differently so think about the exercises you do and if there's any that have you sitting a certain way or stretching a certain way that is irritating to your "bottom" area. The boat pose just kills me because it feels like it is jabbing at my tailbone the whole time, so I just don't do it.
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2,325 5/4/13 7:57 P
I agree, get it checked out. it can be a variety of reasons from injury, age, arthritis, to whatever. Give yourself a day to rest and recoup once per week. Try a different kind of exercise. Swimming, walking are lower impact and may help it to feel better.
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5/4/13 6:37 A
Are you sure you didn't take a fall of some kind ? That's how I injured my tailbone. I slipped on some ice and landed right on my tailbone. I was limping for a few days. It took a couple of weeks before I felt somewhat normal. Tailbones are very fragile and prone to injury.
No one should be walking around with chronic pain. While you may not have had a dramatic fall, something has caused your tailbone to become injured. Thus the need to talk to your doctor ASAP. don't let this go any longer. the sooner you talk to your doctor, the sooner you can find some relief.
5/3/13 11:17 P
Get it checked out. Tailbones are easy injured and difficult to heal.
That being said, as I lose weight, and my "cushion" has disappeared, my tailbone aches sometimes too. Last night, my husband and I went to a movie, and the whole time, all I could think about was how uncomfortable I was!
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There are many possibilities as to the reason, and only your Dr can ascertain this by physical examination and possibly x-rays if necessary.
I'm sorry you are in pain! Weight loss alone does not generally cause what you're describing. Because there are could be various medical conditions causing that, it would be inappropriate for an SP expert or another SP member to give advice about this. You should call your physician for more information.
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505 5/1/13 5:30 P
In the last month & a half my tailbone has started hurting. I have not fallen or had any injury. It has been bearable...but uncomfortable. Now it just hurts all the time. I have lost 48 lbs and joked that I have literally worked my butt off so now there's no cushion back there...but I still have plenty of junk in the trunk. Has anyone else had this problem? If its because I've lost weight then I will deal with it...I'm just worried it could be something more severe.
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