HORRIBLE Pain In Tailbone

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Mo - July 6

Did anybody get this pain earlier on? Like at the very beginning of your pregnany? Thanks

 

Hmong - July 12

I have this exact pain in my tailbone too! It's in my right checkbone to the slight left. I'm just 10 weeks...and the pain got severe this morning. The pain has been gradually starting for 3 to 4 weeks ago. Thanks for the information from everyone...I'm not freaking out now! My pain gets worse when I bend over, stand on my left leg or put pressure on my right leg. Lying down does relieve the pain, but it's aching more and more everyday! Yikes...I'm not even in my 2nd trimester...could the size of your body be a factor?

 

BECCA - July 13

I STARTED HAVING TAIL BONE PAIN WHEN I WAS PREGNANT IN 2002 I THOUGHT IT WAS A SIATIC NERVE THING AND WOULD CLEAR UP AFTER HAVING MY DAUGHTER IN JANUARY 2003 - TODAY JULY13, 2005 I AM STILL IN CONSTANT PAIN AND EXERCISING/WALKING FOR ME ONLY AGGRAVATES IT MORE, BUT I TRY TO STRENGHT TRAIN MY ABS & BACK. DON' T KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTION IS I WOULD PAY WHAT EVER IT COST TO GET RID OF THIS PAIN... HAVE A HARD TIME SITTING FOR A LONG TIME, STANDING FOR A LONG TIME & LAYING DOWN FOR A LONG TIME. I WAKE UP IN MORE PAIN THAN WHEN I WENT TO BED. WE SPENT A FORTUNE ON A NEW MATRESS IN HOPES THAT IT WOULD HELP...IT'S A GREAT MATRESS BUT HAS DONE NOTHING TO EASEY MY TAILBONE PAIN.... HELP!!!

 

julie - July 15

I am 17 wks along and have this same pain in my coccyx, I also had it when I became pregnant with my first child 2 years ago... this time around it is much worse and the Dr. told me that I could fracture the tailbone during labor. I am going to do more research on this at the site someone else recommended www.coccyx.org... i'm sure many of you may find some answers too, good luck to you all!

 

Shawna - July 28

I am 32 weeks and have been experiencing pain in my tailbone and my left b___tock. The professionals I have seen have stated it is because of irritated ligaments and SI joint. Ma__sage and Chiropractic care really help. Most likely all will be back to normal after baby comes...

 

baby.ksh49.com - July 29

having same problem -- am carrying low -- and i find that if i sit backwards on the couch and lean over the back and sway from side to side for about 5 minutes, it goes away. I think it's just the way the baby's head is positioned (but that's just me, your pain could be from something else)

 

Liz - July 30

I read on a website that the cause of tailbone pain is unknown, but it is wise to see a chiropractor to make sure everything is in place, this can make labor a little less excruciating.

 

Kim - August 12

Do you hip bones really get wider during pregnancy? If so, how much and do they go back to normal afterwards?

 

Erin - August 16

My doc told me that it has nothing to do with if you had previous injuries to your tailbone. I have the same pain (i"m 38 weeks) and she seems to think it is the way the baby is sitting, there may be a nerve being pinched, or that my cervix is slilghtly tipped and it's putting added pressure on my tailbone. I'm just praying that it goes away after delivery, because this is horrible!!!! I'm going to check out that website though.

 

Claire - August 16

I was just looking on the internet to find something that would help and ended up here. I finished work early before my daughter came because of tailbone pain. I went to my doctor who said it would go away and was just pressure. Well I am back at work 10 months later and surprise surprise....the pain is back.

 

Karen - August 17

I started to have pain in my tailbone when I was about 5 months pregnant. The pain left after I gave birth (last August) but then returned just after Christmas. A ma__sage therapist friend told me it is the ligaments attaching to my tailbone and can be corrected with ma__sage. I'm going to start to try it because now I'm back at work and sitting a lot. Getting up from a sitting position is the worst. Very painful.

 

Jami - August 17

I am so glad that I am not alone with this problem. I am 17 weeks pregnant, and I have had this pain since the beginning of my pregnancy. My doctor, too, told me it would go away by my 16th week. I went to see him yesterday with even more severe pain. He had no answers for me, except that it may be caused from having a flexible coccyx. So, here I am, researching it myself. I have found more answers here than from the doctor! No matter how I move, my tailbone has sharp pains. I can't even bend over to tie my own shoes! I am so surprised that no "professional" has an answer for this. If I find anything that works, I will definitely post it! Good luck girls!

 

Bethany - August 17

I had pretty severe tailbone pain during my first child at around 20 weeks and I bought a coccyx cushion which provided me tremendous relief. I bought a couple of cushions to try but I found this inexpensive one to work the best: http://www.youcantoocan.com/ac4store/category.asp?SID=8&Category_ID=51 Good luck to all,

 

Michelle - August 31

I am 16 weeks pregnant and have a really sore tailbone as well and I was told that it could be because of my tipped uterus and more pressure on that area.

 

Jami - August 31

Went to the doctor again last week with severe tailbone pain. He sent me to a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic area. It turns out that I was having problems with my SI joint (located right next to the tailbone). What happens is the hormone "relaxin" that's produced by pregnant women sometimes allows our ligaments and joints not to "snap" back into place when we move (they get relaxed). So, in my case, my right pelvic bone was not all the way snapped into my SI joint and causing me immense pain. The physical therapist gave me a few simple exercises to do and it has worked woners and I've only been doing the exercises for 2 days! I would highly recommend their doctor or a PT to look at the SI joint. All along, I thought it was my tailbone too! Good luck.

 

Jennifer - September 6

My DH is a physical therapist and that b___t cheek pain was my SI Joint, also. Please ask your OB to refer you to a PT.

 

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