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vivavegasvvivavegas Posts: 185
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi everyone Im was wondering about this and i actually meant to ask about it in the forum earlier but it always slipped my mind but tonight i just remembered about wanting to ask so i am .lol....heres the question...my chiropractor told me ages ago that my tailbone was posteriorily misaligned.whatever that means i dont know????.anyways i was thinking that perhaphs a tailbone like this could give me symptoms of weakness into legs and stuf[although im not sure], i also have scoloisis , anyway im wondering if they can surgically straighten or fix this type of problem with the tailbone??/.i would be grateful if anyone had any opinions, my physio said years ago they used to go in manually and hook it or something im not sure what hes on about though?//............thanks again guys xoxo


  • I had a tailbone that was out of place.
    It musta happened when I slipped and fell on my back bumper.
    (puddle of water on tile)

    it was moved back in place "digitally" if you get my drift.
    An injection of local anesthesia was injected right into the tailbone joint. Take a moment and really think where exactly that is. :O Yeah, right there. It was a shocking moment. Just about jumped off the table.
    The doctor put on a rubber glove and put gel on the index finger.
    Went in there and pulled the tailbone back into normal position.


    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • Hmm that could be a spondylolisthesis..usually it comes with scoliosis..

    I do have spondylolisthesis and scoliosis as well and experience pain and numbness down my leg..

    I guess its best for you to have a check up with a orthopedic..

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  • Hi..i have difficulty commenting on ur post

    I think you could have spondylolisthesis..as it usually comes with scoliosis.

    I have a very severe spondylolisthesis and scoliosis as well and having a fusion of my L5/S1.

    It would be best that you go to an orthopedic to have a check up. Wish you well

  • Hi Viva,

    your tail bone is your sacrum (sacral vertebrae), just under your lumbar vertebrae. Many of us who have lumbar problems have also have problems in the sacral area. Many fusions involve the last lumbar and the first sacral vertebra. My advice is to go to a spine specialist (NS or OS) for consultation, as your condition may need some treatment.

    Good luck,

  • I some info on tailbone when you do a search. Hope that helps. I've pain there but just part of sciatica. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Vegas, I just wanted to clarify some information you were given. The tailbone is the coccyx, not the sacrum. It consists of 3-5 vertebrae seperate or fused that attach to the sacrum by a cartilagenous joint. There is a lot of muscles attached to it, but I do not believe the nerves run through it like the lumbar spine and sacrum. Most coccyx problems that I have heard of involved pain at the site. Take care Viva, >:D< Sue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccyx
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