Pain in the butt - Can't sit down

Posted by ecalderman @ecalderman, Nov 21, 2012

I have had very intense pain at my sitz bones for over 7 months and am unable to sit down. when I sit, it feels like I am sitting on two hot pokers or rocks and it is really unbearable. So, I have been standing for seven months. I’ve been to a couple of spine and pain management doctors, an orthopedist, a chiropractor, a neurologist, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist. The original diagnosis was ischial bursitis but that ha not appeared on any images. I don’t have any issues with any of my lumbar disks. I’m in constant pain even when standing or lying down though those activities do not hurt as much as sitting. Has anyone heard of anything like this before?

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

@anon56837187

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

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I also had horrific pain in this area! Sitting was horrible, felt like I was sitting on a hot poker and when I would get up the poker was being pulled out. Had MRI and it showed a cracked Tailbone!!!! What it did not show was a broken tailbone that was hanging by a thread. This was found when I had surgery to remove tailbone!

@anon56837187

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

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I’ve had a few MRIs and x-rays but not CT scan yet. What might that show? I was not an over-exerciser. I’m 37 and in pretty good shape (especially after standing for 7 months!) but have never been a hard runner or biker or anything like that.

@anon56837187

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

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Sounds awful! My pain is right on my sitz bones – it’s very precise and the MRIs haven’t shown any breaks or disc issues. I think it might be nerves but can’t seem to find a way to identify it.

@anon56837187

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

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I still have pain when I sit or lay on back to long. It has been 6 yrs now so I know how you feel. Saw a Dr. at Rochester who checked nerves by poking area with a pin. Did you or can you have this test done? I think it was a Neurogilst.

Have you been screened for AS? http://www.kickas.org

Hi. This post is from 2012. Is 2017 and I had the same problem for 10 months and test don’t show a thing and protocols are not helping . Did you find what it was and how ?

Lord I’m hoping you did since this is unbearable . This is horrible !

@anon56837187

I am sure that you already had a CT scan. Could this be nerve damage? Did you ever over exercise when you were little?

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I’m glad you found what was the problem. I had CT, X-rays, injections, therapy, osteopathic treatment and nothing.

I don’t know how much longer I can take this madness without a solution. I can’t sit. 10 months. Massive pain. 🙁

Hi, @travipr. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You are correct that this thread has not been active for a while, but yet I think some of our members may have some insights for you.

A few things that were mentioned in these old posts as possibilities to check out with your doctor might be 1) a broken tailbone or 2) ankylosing-spondylitis, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354808 or 3) some other type of nerve damage.

If you wouldn’t mind, @travipr, could you tell us a little more about the following, in order to connect you with members who may have input for you?
– How this buttock pain arose for you
– Any more details about the symptoms you are experiencing, like type of pain (sharp, burning, etc.)
– What makes the pain worse or better
– What tests you may have undergone to date for this
– Protocols you have tried

Yes u have described me. My life feels over. No quality now and having to quit my job over this and I'll be left without insurance

I too am suffering from chronic pain and I cannot sit down without being in pain. It will be a year in March 2019. I have been to the chiropractor physical therapy, orthopedic doctor received injections in my tailbone I do massages weekly I’ve been to a rheumatologist. The im still having pain in my butt or more like sits bones area! I need some help God please help me! No one can tell me what the problem is

@dailypain

Yes u have described me. My life feels over. No quality now and having to quit my job over this and I'll be left without insurance

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Did U ever get answers

@dailypain

Yes u have described me. My life feels over. No quality now and having to quit my job over this and I'll be left without insurance

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Did u ever get answers

@vklittle61

I too am suffering from chronic pain and I cannot sit down without being in pain. It will be a year in March 2019. I have been to the chiropractor physical therapy, orthopedic doctor received injections in my tailbone I do massages weekly I’ve been to a rheumatologist. The im still having pain in my butt or more like sits bones area! I need some help God please help me! No one can tell me what the problem is

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@vklittle61
Hi,
Have you had a pelvic
ct scan?
Jake

@jakedduck1

@vklittle61
Hi,
Have you had a pelvic
ct scan?
Jake

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I’ve had a pelvic mri

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