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Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

Coccydynia is pain in the coccyx, which is more commonly known as the tailbone.


There is often no definite cause of coccydynia. Sometimes, an injury or trauma can point to the condition. Childbirth, disc degeneration (general wear and tear of the discs in the back) and sciatica (compression of one of sciatic nerve roots) can also be a direct cause of tailbone pain.

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Common Causes of Pain

It is not uncommon to experience dull, aching, burning, or throbbing pain in an area of your body and be unsure of the cause. Pain is common in the back, legs, head, arms, shoulders, and hips.


Your back consists of many muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. Back pain can be related to any one of these parts,

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic nerve disorder. Getting early treatment for this condition is very important, because atrophy and tightened muscles can develop otherwise. These side effects are possible because complex regional pain syndrome prevents you from using your limb as often as you need.


There are two main types of complex regional pain syndrome.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a very common source of pain in the lower back. In fact, because of aging, most adults have some degree of degenerative disc disease.


Your spinal discs absorb shock in the spine and also help with flexibility. They are made up of a firm outer layer and a soft core.

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Facet Syndrome

Facet joints are located between each vertebra in your spine. These small joints provide flexibility and stability to your back. Over time, the cartilage that is in between the facet joints gradually wears away. This results in friction and can contribute to chronic pain.


Arthritis and general wear and tear contribute to facet syndrome.

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is also referred to as post-laminectomy syndrome. It is characterized by the persistence of pain following back surgery.


There are a few different causes of failed back surgery syndrome. In some cases, scar formation following the surgery can surround the nerve roots and result in pain.

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A musculoskeletal pain disorder, fibromyalgia can cause pain that makes everyday activities very challenging.


The causes of fibromyalgia are not known, but the pain might be caused by the brain processing pain signals sensitively. You might notice symptoms develop after an infection, injury, or surgery. Women and patients in middle age are more at risk.

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Herniated Discs

Your spinal discs are made up of an outer layer of cartilage and an elastic material inside. Cracks in the discs can cause the elastic center to leak out. This is known as a herniated disc, and it can irritate the nerves that are nearby.


A herniated disc is most often caused by general aging and wear and tear.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that consists of referred pain. Patients with myofascial pain syndrome describe feeling pain on one area of the body when putting pressure on sensitive areas of muscles in different areas.


Repetitive use of certain muscles is often the cause of myofascial pain syndrome.

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Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is an uncommon disorder that is the result of either of the occipital nerves being injured. The occipital nerves run from the base of your neck, near your spine, to the top of your head.


The occipital nerves can become damaged due to a blow to the head or another type of injury,

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Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain refers to the pain that you experience following an amputation. The sensation can even make you feel like the missing limb is still there.


There is much about phantom limb pain that is still understood. Essentially, the brain and spinal cord have to make adjustments to the missing limb and receive signals that are interpreted as pain.

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Osteoarthritis is a deterioration of bone and joint cartilage. It is the most common type
of arthritis.


Osteoarthritis is caused by general wear and tear, which is why it is most commonly seen in older patients. Patients who are overweight or do a lot of kneeling, climbing,

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Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is considered a complication of the shingles virus. Shingles is a nerve infection that is caused by the reactivated varicella zoster virus, also known as chickenpox.


Shingles can damage the nerve fibers in your body. The damaged fibers send incorrect signals to the brain, which leads to postherpetic neuralgia and the pain that characterizes it.

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Post-Mastectomy Pain

A mastectomy is performed in cases of breast cancer. It is the surgical removal of the breast. It is not uncommon for patients to continue to experience pain in the chest area for years following a mastectomy.


Post-mastectomy pain is sometimes caused by nerve damage. In other cases,

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is located where your spine and pelvic bones meet, at the base of the spine. It is the source of many nerve endings, which can become inflamed and result in pain.


Sacroiliac joint pain, also known as SI joint pain or sacroiliac joint dysfunction, occurs when the joint is strained or inflamed as a result of degeneration,

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Sciatica is pain that is experienced along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down into your hips, buttocks, and legs.


It is not always easy to determine what causes sciatica. Typically, the pain is caused by pressure that is placed on the nerve roots that are located in the lower spine.

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Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries are painful and require rapid treatment in order to prevent serious damage. Even after initial treatment, pain associated with spinal injuries can linger.


Spinal injuries are most common following a hard fall or a diving accident. Generally, any trauma to the head, neck, or back can result in a spinal injury.

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Spinal Stenosis

When the spine becomes narrowed, it compresses the nerves located inside of it. This results in spinal stenosis, a painful back condition.


One of the most common causes of spinal stenosis is general wear and tear that occurs with aging. However, tumors, spinal injuries, and back conditions like spondylolisthesis and disc herniation can also contribute to spinal stenosis.

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Spondylolisthesis is characterized by one vertebra in the back slipping forward or backward from the vertebrae that surround it. The slipped vertebra can press on a nerve and can also contribute to other back issues, like spinal stenosis.


For some patients, spondylolisthesis is present at birth. It can also develop as a result of general wear and tear due to aging.

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Sports Injuries

Anyone who regularly participates in sports activities is at risk of experiencing a sports injury. A sports injury can affect bones, muscles, or cartilage, and can be difficult to recover from. Sports injuries can range from a knee twist or ankle sprain all the way to a spinal cord injury.


Some of the sporting activities that can result in sports injuries include basketball,

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Vertebral Compression Fracture

A vertebral compression fracture occurs when a bone located in the spine collapses. This occurs due to increased pressure.


A tumor or a hard fall can lead to a vertebral compression fracture. They are also more common with age because of loss of bone mass.


Vertebral compression fractures cause severe back pain.