The Backbone To The Tailbone Aches And Stiff When I Wake Up?
Good afternoon, why have I been sleeping every 3 weeks every morning my tailbone always feels stiff and painful? The day and afternoon will get better but the next day it will recur again … guess what should I do?
Hello Poppy, thanks for asking.
Bone and joint stiffness can occur to anyone, regardless of age, and can attack any joint. Based on the symptoms you describe, it is also possible that you have rheumatoid arthritis. This condition is a form of rheumatic disease. The cause is an autoimmune condition, which is when the body's immune cells attack the body's own cells. Generally rheumatoid arthritis is more commonly experienced by women. Some risk factors that increasingly increase the likelihood of rheumatoid arthritis are age, genetic factors, unhealthy lifestyle factors such as smoking. Often also not found a clear cause of the occurrence of this condition. Generally the symptoms of stiffness and joint pain are evident in the morning, then within a few hours will gradually decrease.
In addition, there are also other possibilities. Rheumatoid arthritis is generally more common in the joints of the hands and feet. Whereas in the bones and joints of the spine, osteoarthritis is more likely to occur. Symptoms are similar to rheumatoid arthritis. Other possibilities can also occur, namely infection of the spine, muscle injury, irritation or nerve injury, nucleus pulposus hernia, Piriformis syndrome, or sciatica.
It never hurts to consult about this with an internist or neurologist. Tell the story in full and complete. The doctor may require additional investigations such as X-rays or MRI.
You can reduce stiffness and pain by stretching the muscles of the back, pelvis, buttocks, and thighs. Choose a good mattress and do not make the spine curved during sleep. Avoid lifting heavy loads in the wrong way. Warm compresses on the affected area.
Hopefully this answer is useful for you. Regards