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Low spine pain/Above tailbone 17 yr old

dmperilloddmperillo Posts: 1
edited 01/26/2015 - 2:46 AM in Lower Back Pain
my 17 yr old son last night was lying on his stomach, went to get up and dropped with excruciating pain located directly on his spine just above his tailbone. The poor kid cried out and the pain was obviously severe. It lasted about 10 min (5 min shy of me calling an ambulance) and he was then able to get up, move around and walk very slowly and cautious. This morning he is still in pain but not the immobile pain. Still able to walk slowly. Im taking him to the doctor.


He played baseball and was very active from ages 6 to 15. Occasionally, about 1 or twice a year he would say his back hurts and point right to this spot. Never to that point, just an ache. I told his doctor and he did an examination in the office and said if it continues to bring him back. Nothing happened again until last night.

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard or had these symptoms and if so what was the outcome?
Are there any childhood back conditions that are out there that could cause this?

Thank you, any input is appreciated.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/26/2015 - 2:46 AM
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