Most of us on the rudiments of the tail, which ends our spine, does not think about until such time as it does not occur with any problems.Coccyx - this is the last 5-6 rudimentary vertebrae, which are connected to the sacrum, and change their configuration, flexing when a person sits down and stands up.So if tailbone began to ache when sitting and when you get up, without examination and treatment can not do, such pain often indicates a serious problem with the health.
Why sore tailbone
coccygodynia or pain in the coccyx caused by damage or pathology vertebrae, is quite rare.Most often unpleasant sensations arising in this area are related to diseases of internal organs or pelvic floor.
True coccygodynia may be due to:
injury or damage to vertebrae - pain in the coccyx can be professional athletes or people who are fond of active sports - cyclists, horseback riding and so on.Microtrauma coccyx lead to the formation of callus, salt deposits and blood circulation in the place of connection to th
e sacrum coccyx.Often pain in the coccyx after injury appear, for example, after falling down on the ice, so to injury or fracture of the coccyx with enough scope to sit on the "5 point" in the ice-covered ground;
Physical inactivity and uncomfortable chair - often complaints that the tailbone hurts when you sit and get up, placing office workers and people of other professions who are forced to spend a lot of time sitting on the uncomfortable hard chairs.This is due to blood circulation in the lower part of the body when sitting, compression of the soft tissues and stagnation of blood and lymph flow in the pelvic area.As a result, in the joint area of the sacrum and coccyx are deposited salts coccyx loses its mobility and there is pain when sitting or when getting up;
Cysts and fistulas coccyx - sometimes at the base of the coccyx, near the anus, or slightly to the side, there is inflammation, sometimes purulent.This may be due to a congenital anomaly coccyx - form a cavity or through-holes in the bones of the spine.
referred pain in the coccyx pain often occur in diseases of the internal organs and spine:
When osteochondrosis, displaced intervertebral discs or pinched nerves.In these diseases there is pain throughout the back, extending to the coccyx, and aggravated by sitting and standing up;
In diseases of the genitourinary system - cystitis, adnexitis, endometritis, proctitis and prostatitis pain in the coccyx occurs when bending and sitting on a chair.In addition to pain in the coccyx patients plagued by pain in the pelvic area, discharge from the genital and urinary tract, and general malaise;
When rectal diseases - hemorrhoids, proctitis, sigmoid, rectal fissures, fistulas occur nagging and nagging pain in the coccyx, and under the coccyx, worse when sitting on a hard chair and straining;
during pregnancy and after childbirth - in the last months of gestation connection pelvis under the influence of hormones and severity of the growing uterus becomes softer, leans back and tailbone in pregnant women causing severe pain in the coccyx, so that they can not sit directly on the hard chairs.After birth, the coccyx is often not immediately in place, especially if you have a difficult birth, large fetus happened excessive extension of the coccyx back;
What if tailbone hurts when you get up or sit
If there is severe pain in the coccyx, it is necessary as soon as possible, seek medical help and find the cause of sickness, possibly unpleasant symptoms caused by a crack, or even fracture of the coccyx or inflammatory diseases of the internal organs.
Relieve pain in the coccyx, occurs after prolonged sitting in a chair, or if you can not immediately seek medical attention by using the following methods:
provide lower back rest - with severe pain is best to comply with bed rest and inactivity, and when prolonged sittingon a hard chair to buy a special orthopedic pillow or take breaks, get up and walk around every 30-40 minutes;
take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - candles and ointments with naproxen, ibuprofen and other similar tools can help with severe pain in the coccyx;
cold compress - if you have any pain in the coccyx after injury or exercise, you can reduce them by a warmer go ice cold compress.
pregnant women suffering from pain in the coccyx, unfortunately, very difficult to help - if there are not such a pain in recent months shows that calcium intake of drugs and vitamins, and in the third trimester can only relieve pain by using special seats or cushions for pregnant women.