Osteoarthritis In My Tailbone?

Question

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Osteoarthritis In My Tailbone?

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my lower back when I was overweight. I have lost 100lbs and hoped that the weightloss would give me some relief. The pain is now not only in my lower back but in my tailbone as well. When sitting or getting up, I have this intolerable pain in my tailbone. Can osteoarthritis move from the lower back to tailbone?

Answer

The tailbone is attached to the pelvis bone via the sacroiliac joint. This joint can become inflammed and painful. You have done a wonderful job losing weight, but have you improved your strength? The sacroiliac joint benefits greatly from good buttock strength. Time to Buff Up Your Butt.

With good muscle tone and core strength, your back, tailbone, and pelvis should stay aligned and feel better no matter what you are doing.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD